Pediatric multiple sclerosis – A case report from Albania

  • Armand Shehu University Hospital Center “Mother Theresa”, Tirana, Albania
  • Ervin Toçi University Hospital Center “Mother Theresa”, Tirana, Albania
Keywords: Albania, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, childhood, multiple sclerosis, pediatric

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most debilitating diseases with a considerable financial burden and deteriorating effect on the quality of life for the affected individual, the family and the entire society. Although MS affects young adults, it can develop in children as well. In these cases, the diagnosis of MS could be rather challenging but it should be timely done in order to start the appropriate treatment and avoid unfavorable outcomes. We present the case of multiple sclerosis in a 13-year-old boy in Albania who initially was suspected to be affected by acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and describe the diagnosis procedure challenges.

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DOI: 10.26838/MEDRECH.2020.8.2.484
Published: 2021-04-27
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Shehu A, Toçi E. Pediatric multiple sclerosis – A case report from Albania. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2021Apr.27 [cited 2021May16];8(2):120-3. Available from: https://medrech.com/index.php/medrech/article/view/488
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