Rapid Communication| Volume 160, ISSUE 1, P100-101, September 18, 1998

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Multiple sclerosis presenting as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis


      This is a case report of a woman who presented with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and subsequently had relapses compatible with the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.


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