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Can ADEM be Triggered by a Vaccine?

Yes. Viral infection or vaccination rarely triggers ADEM.  However, doctors sometimes first diagnose ADEM as a severe first attack of multiple sclerosis (MS).  This is because some of the symptoms of the two disorders, particularly those caused by demyelination, overlap.

In contrast, ADEM usually shows symptoms of encephalitis (fever, coma), and symptoms of myelin damage (vision loss, paralysis).  This is different from MS, which usually doesn’t have encephalitis-like symptoms.  In addition, ADEM usually consists of a single episode or attack, while MS features many attacks over the course of time.  Similarly to ADEM, MS can also be triggered by viral infection or vaccination.

Prognosis of ADEM Triggered by Vaccination

Corticosteroid therapy typically shortens the duration of neurological symptoms of ADEM while also halting further progression of the disease in the short-term, but the long-term prognosis for individuals varies significantly.  Studies indicate that half of all patients with ADEM will eventually completely recover. Unfortunately, that leaves the other half that will not.  Of those, the prognoses vary greatly.

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Compensation for ADEM Triggered by Vaccine

Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. helps patients get compensation for injuries resulting from Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis following vaccination.  Some of the vaccines that may trigger ADEM include:

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) Case Results

Amount CompensatedIllness
or Symptoms
Vaccine NameLink to Court DecisionDate
$125,000ADEMFluCase 16-1226V6/18/18
$75,000Acute Disseminated EncephalomyelitisInfluenza VaccineCase 14-482V7/11/16
$2.2 MillionADEM and MSMeningococcal VaccineCase 14-81V7/11/16
$497,000 + Lifetime AnnuityAcute Demyelinating Encephalomyelitis ADEMInfluenza VaccineCase 13-654V9/24/15
$325,000Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)Tdap, MenactraCase 11-674V2/13/15
$70,000Acute Disseminated EncephalomyelitisTetanus (Tdap), Gardasil HPV, Menactra VaccinesCase 11-21V10/31/12
$40,000Acute Disseminated EncephalomyelitisTdap, Menactra VaccinesCase 10-516V7/8/11
$410,000ADEMInfluenza VaccineCase 16-938V3/30/18

If you think you may have triggered a severe reaction such as ADEM after getting any of these vaccinations, please contact Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. at 888.952.5242.  Alternatively, fill out a vaccine injury contact form on the bottom of this page.

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