FAQs about ADEM
Is ADEM genetic?
- ADEM is thought to be an autoimmune reaction to a past infection. Autoimmunity may have a genetic component, but seems to be caused by other factors as well.
Is ADEM contagious?
- ADEM is thought to be an autoimmune reaction. Autoimmunity is not contagious.
Does everyone who experiences an infection develop ADEM?
- Most people experiencing infections never develop ADEM.