Literalmente, encefalitis significa inflamación del cerebro. En la mayoría de los casos, esta inflamación está provocada por un virus. Se trata de una afección. Doak family. Loomig (A. B.) See Brooks (Amy) Looiuis (A. F.): Paradise cove. Yachts under sail. Lopez Ibor (J.) Encefalitis letargica. Another example might be the “sleeping sickness” (which became known as “ Encefalitis letargica”) which appeared in and quickly spread up in Europe.
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Note Psichiat Pesaro ; One theory is that the co-occurence of the encephalitis and the influenza pandemic was no coincidence, and that the influenza virus somehow affected the brain in some cases, causing encephalitis letzrgica.
By Neuroskeptic April 15, Between and it was reported from around the world, but was most prominent letargida Europe, North America and the Soviet Union. His blog offers a look at the latest developments in neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology through a critical lens. Bernhardt G, Simons A.
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Grosz K, Pappenheim M. The hepatic aspect of epidemic encephalitis. Views Read Edit View history. Wiener klinische WochenschriftMay 10, Similarly, the course of the major British epidemic ofthe greatest single outbreak in the history of EL, was not paralleled by changes in influenza statistics: The German neurologist and leading EL expert Felix Stern — addressed this difference inattaching a brief discussion of influenza encephalitis as an appendix to his comprehensive depiction of EL: In Australia, for example, the reported EL deaths for a given period often exceeded the number of reported cases Foley, unpublished data.
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These were more common in the course of influenza encephalitis, often progressing in parallel with other symptoms. Contributo allo studio del connettivo epatico nelle sindromi post-encefalitiche e in diversi altri stati morbosi. Please help dncefalitis this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Too little was known about the nona to validly infer its identity with EL.
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Baumann and de Leeuw noted:. Such a case presented a particularly ghastly ensemble when to these features were added a sickly yellow encefalotis of the letagica sunken cheeks, pallid lavender hue of lips and ears, rapid sighing respirations, and incontinence of urine and faces with a constantly heavy smell of a more or less intolerable character Abrahams By the s, the influenza virus had been discovered and was being investigated, as were the arthropod-borne viruses arboviruses responsible for other encephalitides first described in the wake of the EL epidemic.
It might therefore seem reasonable to suppose that Encegalitis was simply chronic influenza in yet another nervous guise. Das Blutbild bei 65 Kranken mit Parkinsonismus post Encephalitis lethargica.
Economo had quickly excluded both influenza and poliomyelitis as etiological possibilities as there had been no corresponding epidemic of either disease in Vienna. Degenerative SA Friedreich’s ataxia Ataxia-telangiectasia. The Ravenholt-Foege data are thus interesting, but not conclusive. Finally, while recidivism was a noted feature of influenza, relapses generally involved the return of encefalitos symptoms and prostration, not the evolution of a completely new clinical picture Jordan cpp f; Thomson et alpp — There was typically a symptom-free interval between the acute and chronic stages of EL, but proposing that a similar rncefalitis existed between influenza infection and symptomatic EL is purely speculative.
The Prague pathologist Franz Lucksch — reported encefaliti was no evidence in Germany for even a single person-to-person transmission of EL Lucksch Further cases from —17 had been unrecognized and were only diagnosed retrospectively for example: Encefalite letargica acuta e cronica.
Even should one accept his argument, some alignment encefalihis the rise and fall of influenza and EL would be expected; it was the lack of such a correlation between EL and poliomyelitis data that an etiologic link between these two considerably more similar disorders had encfealitis rejected.
Brain herniation Reye’s Hepatic encephalopathy Toxic encephalopathy Hashimoto’s encephalopathy. The German neurologist and leading EL expert Felix Stern — addressed this difference inattaching a brief discussion of influenza encephalitis as an appendix to his comprehensive depiction of EL:. Thomson D, Thomson R St.
The patient, whilst completely unconscious of his surroundings with total absence of any suffering, would move restlessly from side to side with his head thrown back and mouth partly opened. Isolated lesions limited to the bilateral substantia nigra on MRI associated with influenza A infection. The best described occurrence of somnolence associated with influenza was lanona.
In ten the result was totally negative, in five cases streptococci could be cultivated, which the bacteriological institute identified as small gram-positive diplostreptococci … In these same cases … streptococci could be demonstrated … in the subarachnoid fluid, the ventricle contents and … within vascular infiltrates and between the ependymal cells on the floorof the 4th ventricle.
Report of studies conducted in the United States. The ascertainable situation regarding EL-like disorders during the s influenza pandemic was later summarized by Edwin Jordan: Some observations on blood counts and cerebro-spinal fluid. Focal Generalised Status epilepticus Myoclonic epilepsy.