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Acute inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor after COVID-19

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The presence of a single demyelinating focus with signs of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, revealed during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in the absence of clinical symptoms, is most often an accidental finding and requires careful follow-up and anamnesis clarification for diagnosis. Such a focus can be a sign of multiple sclerosis onset, be a symptom of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor, brain tumor, encephalitis, etc. Difficulties of differential diagnosis in a radiologically isolated syndrome are reflected in the presented clinical case of a 26-year-old woman who had recovered from COVID-19, in whom an MRI revealed a large single focus in the left frontal lobe with signs of active process.

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T. I. Yakushina
M.F. Vladimirsky Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute
Russian Federation

Tatiana Igorevna Yakushina

61/2, Shchepkin St., Build. 1, Moscow 129110

D. M. Yakushin
M.F. Vladimirsky Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute
Russian Federation

61/2, Shchepkin St., Build. 1, Moscow 129110

I. O. Shtang
M.F. Vladimirsky Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute
Russian Federation

61/2, Shchepkin St., Build. 1, Moscow 129110


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Yakushina T.I., Yakushin D.M., Shtang I.O. Acute inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor after COVID-19. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2021;13(1S):57-61. (In Russ.)

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