Table 2.

Clinical symptoms at onset

SymptomsADEM (n = 26)MS (n = 14)p Value
* Significant.
ADEM = acute disseminated encephalomyelitis; EDSS = Expanded Disability Status Scale.
Fever, n (%)4 (15)00.28
Meningism, n (%)4 (15)00.28
Loss of consciousness, n (%)5 (19)00.14
Motor deficit, n (%)20 (77)12 (86)0.50
Sensory deficit, n (%)17 (65)8 (57)0.73
Ataxia, n (%)10 (38)3 (21)0.31
Brainstem symptoms, n (%)16 (62)3 (21)0.02*
Spinal symptoms, n (%)4 (15)2 (14)0.9
Aphasia, n (%)2 (8)00.53
Seizures, n (%)1 (4)1 (7)0.64
EDSS, median (range)4.5 (1.5–10)3.5 (2–8)0.13