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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 367-369

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis presenting as depressive episode

1 Child Development Services, Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS), Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.91913

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A 9-year-old girl presented to the Child Guidance Clinic with clinical features suggestive of depressive episode of 1 week duration. There was history of short febrile illness 3 weeks prior to the onset of the depressive symptoms. MRI scan of brain showed features of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.



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