Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
|Pediatr Neurol. 2001 Apr;24(4):303-5.|
Jaing TH, Lin KL, Chiu CH, Lo WC, Wu PL.
Divisions of Hematology and Oncology, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
A 16-year-old female with chronic autoimmune hemolytic anemia is presented. She was diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis by clinical findings and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and the condition occurred after a systemic infection with Cryptococcus neoformans. Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy remarkably improved the patient's neurologic deficit and resolved abnormalities evidenced on MRI. To our knowledge, this report is the first of a pediatric patient with autoimmune hemolytic anemia complicated by acute disseminated encephalomyelitis that developed after an apparently successful treatment of cryptococcal meningitis.
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