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Abstract - A Case of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Hale Turan Özden, Turhan Togan

Hale Turan Özden, Turhan Togan

Hale Turan Özden,

Baskent University Faculty of Medicine Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara, Turkey

An Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Case Due toMycobacterium tuberculosis

ABSTRACT

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an inflammatory and demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system that is characterized by multifocal involvement of the white matter. Our patient was a 27-year-old female patient who had given birth to a baby with caesarean in another hospital. After four days upon the parturition, she was admit­ted to our hospital’s general intensive care unit with a poor general status, confusion and a fever. She was diagnosed with ADEM according to the clinical, laboratory and radiological findings. In addition to her antibiotic treatment (me­ropenem) that had been given in the previous health care facility, corticosteroid therapy was also started. The patient passed away due to the ventilator-associated pneumonia infection on the 10th day of her admission. Mycobacterium tuberculosis proliferation was observed in the cerebrospinal fluid after her death. As it is reported in literature, tuber­culosis is a rare cause of ADEM. In conclusion, it should be noted that M. tuberculosis can be a rare cause of ADEM in regions where the disease is endemic. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2016;6(1): 28-31

Hale Turan Özden,

Baskent University Faculty of Medicine Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara, Turke, An Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Case Due toMycobacterium tuberculosis, Hale Turan Özden,Baskent University Faculty of Medicine Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara, Turkey  J Microbiol Infect Dis 2016;6(1):28-31 doi: 10.5799/ahinjs.02.2016.01.0210

Volume 06, Number 01 (2016)

Volume 06, Number 01 (2016)