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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: Updates on an inflammatory CNS syndrome.

Daniela Pohl, Gulay Alper, Keith Van Haren, Andrew J Kornberg, Claudia F Lucchinetti, Silvia Tenembaum, Anita L Belman,

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an immune-mediated demyelinating CNS disorder with predilection to early childhood. ADEM is generally considered a monophasic disease. However, recurrent ADEM has been described and defined as multiphasic disseminated encephalomyelitis. ADEM often occurs postinfectiously, although a causal relationship has never been established. ADEM and multiple sclerosis ... Read more >>

Neurology (Neurology)
[2016, 87(9 Suppl 2):S38-45]

Cited: 29 times

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Characteristics of Children and Adolescents With Multiple Sclerosis.

Anita L Belman, Lauren B Krupp, Cody S Olsen, John W Rose, Greg Aaen, Leslie Benson, Tanuja Chitnis, Mark Gorman, Jennifer Graves, Yolander Harris, Tim Lotze, Jayne Ness, Moses Rodriguez, Jan-Mendelt Tillema, Emmanuelle Waubant, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, T Charles Casper, ,

To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States.This prospective observational study included children and adolescents with MS. Cases were evaluated across 9 geographically diverse sites as part of the US Network of Pediatric MS Centers.A total of 490 children and adolescents (324 ... Read more >>

Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
[2016, 138(1):]

Cited: 18 times

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The Symbol Digit Modalities Test is an effective cognitive screen in pediatric onset multiple sclerosis (MS).

Leigh E Charvet, Rachel Beekman, Nneka Amadiume, Anita L Belman, Lauren B Krupp,

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT) as a tool for identifying pediatric-onset MS patients at risk for cognitive impairment. BACKGROUND: The SDMT is a brief measure of cognitive processing speed that is often used in adult MS patients. Approximately one-third of pediatric-onset MS patients have cognitive impairment ... Read more >>

J. Neurol. Sci. (Journal of the Neurological Sciences)
[2014, 341(1-2):79-84]

Cited: 17 times

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Parainfectious meningo-encephalo-radiculo-myelitis (cat scratch disease, Lyme borreliosis, brucellosis, botulism, legionellosis, pertussis, mycoplasma).

Daniel Greenblatt, Lauren B Krupp, Anita L Belman,

Parainfectious disorders of the nervous system encompass those meningo-encephalo-radiculomyelitic conditions that are temporally associated with a systemic infection, antigenic stimuli, or toxin exposure, in the absence of evidence of direct neuronal infection or invasion of the central nervous system (CNS) or peripheral nervous system (PNS). Pathogenetic mechanisms can be due ... Read more >>

Handb Clin Neurol (Handbook of clinical neurology)
[2013, 112:1195-1207]

Cited: 2 times

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Vitamin D status is associated with relapse rate in pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis.

Ellen M Mowry, Lauren B Krupp, Maria Milazzo, Dorothee Chabas, Jonathan B Strober, Anita L Belman, Jamie C McDonald, Jorge R Oksenberg, Peter Bacchetti, Emmanuelle Waubant,

OBJECTIVE:We sought to determine if vitamin D status, a risk factor for multiple sclerosis, is associated with the rate of subsequent clinical relapses in pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis. METHODS:This is a retrospective study of patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis or clinically isolated syndrome who were consecutively recruited into a prospective cohort ... Read more >>

Ann. Neurol. (Annals of neurology)
[2010, 67(5):618-624]

Cited: 163 times

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Psychiatric comorbidity in pediatric patients with demyelinating disorders.

Deborah M Weisbrot, Alan B Ettinger, Kenneth D Gadow, Anita L Belman, William S MacAllister, Maria Milazzo, Michael L Reed, Daniel Serrano, Lauren B Krupp,

Little is known about psychiatric aspects of pediatric demyelinating conditions. A total of 23 youths (6-17 years) with demyelinating conditions underwent semistructured psychiatric interviews using the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and Lifetime Version. Adolescents and parents completed the Child Symptom Inventory-4 and the Youth's Inventory-4. ... Read more >>

J. Child Neurol. (Journal of child neurology)
[2010, 25(2):192-202]

Cited: 10 times

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Challenges in the classification of pediatric multiple sclerosis and future directions.

Anita L Belman, Tanuja Chitnis, Christel Renoux, Emmanuelle Waubant, ,

To improve care for children with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to advance understanding of the underlying biologic mechanisms through collaborative research studies, criteria for case definitions of pediatric MS and related CNS demyelinating disorders were proposed by the International Pediatric MS Study Group. Issues raised during development of these definitions ... Read more >>

Neurology (Neurology)
[2007, 68(16 Suppl 2):S70-4]

Cited: 13 times

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HIV-1 infection and AIDS.

Anita L Belman,

Since the initial descriptions of AIDS in the late 1970s, much has been learned about the biology of HIV-1 and the cells it infects. Much has also been learned about mother-to-infant viral transmission and the natural history of HIV-1 infection. Key studies led to strategies for interrupting mother-to-infant transmission, resulting ... Read more >>

Neurol Clin (Neurologic clinics)
[2002, 20(4):983-1011]

Cited: 8 times

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