Early rehabilitative treatment for pediatric acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: case report

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2015 Jun;51(3):341-3. Epub 2014 Jun 17.


Although the diagnosis of and therapy for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) have been extensively investigated, the role of rehabilitation in modifying its functional outcome has received little attention in the literature so far. We report a case of pediatric ADEM who showed complete functional recovery following early rehabilitative treatment, started in the Intensive Care Unit.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Attention*
  • Child
  • Encephalomyelitis, Acute Disseminated / physiopathology
  • Encephalomyelitis, Acute Disseminated / psychology
  • Encephalomyelitis, Acute Disseminated / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Recovery of Function / physiology*