Table 1.

Basic characteristics

CharacteristicsADEM (n = 26)MS (n = 14)p Value
* Significant.
ADEM = acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.
Age, y, median (range)33 (19–61)26 (15–68)0.04*
Female sex, n (%)17 (65)11 (69)0.39
Prior infection, n (%)12 (46)2 (14)0.04*
Prior immunization, n (%)01 (7)
Duration of symptoms before admission, d, median (range)4 (0–14)15 (1–40)<0.01*
Length of hospital stay, d, median (range)11 (3–80)8 (3–16)0.05
Interval from initial presentation to follow-up, mo, median (range)26 (10–89)31 (8–137)0.40