Postgrad Med J 54:755-759 doi:10.1136/pgmj.54.637.755
  • Research Article

Post-infectious encephalomyelitis: some aetiological mechanisms.


The possibility that acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and epidemic myalgic encephalomyelitis ('epidemic neuromyasthenia') may share a common pathogenesis is examined and many factors common to the two diseases are described. It is suggested that further study of ADEM may help our understanding of epidemic myalgic encephalomyelitis.