Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 49, Issue 11, pp 922–923 | Cite as

Acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis in a child following malaria

  • Amit AgrawalEmail author
  • Shweta Goyal
Case Reports


Acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis usually follows viral infections and its occurrence following malarial infection is very uncommon. We report a 12-year-old girl who presented with encephalopathy and generalized convulsions following complete recovery from the Plasmodium falciparum infection. Diagnosis of ADEM was made on the basis of brain MRI findings.

Key words

Acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis Malaria Post-malaria neurological syndrome 


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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsChirayu Medical College & Hospital, Near BairagarhBhopalIndia
  2. 2.Indrapuri, BhopalIndia

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