Pediatric Neuro-immunology Program | Conditions and Treatments

Acute Transverse Myelitis

Acute Transverse Myelitis (ATM) involves a brief but intense attack of inflammation (swelling) in the spinal cord that damages myelin. Myelin is the protective covering of nerve fibers. Myelin is also...

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Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) involves a brief but intense attack of inflammation (swelling) in the brain and spinal cord that damages the brain's myelin. Myelin is the protective...

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Encephalitis

There’s a lot of information on the Internet about encephalitis—much of it misleading. People often hear "encephalitis" and think virus—particularly West Nile virus. But encephalitis (inflammation of...

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Optic Neuritis (ON)

Optic neuritis (ON) involves an attack of inflammation (swelling) in your optic nerve, which sends information from your eye to your brain about what you are seeing. In ON, there is damage to myelin,...

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

What is multiple sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease, a disorder in which the body's immune system reacts against itself and attacks its own healthy cells and tissue. In MS,...

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