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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There is, however, even stronger evidence for an etiological distinction: Although isolated encefalitls of parkinsonism attributed to influenza have been described since the s pandemic, and despite the fact that the influenza A virus exhibits a certain tropism for the substantia nigra in laboratory animals Mattock et al ; Takahashi et al ; Yamada et al ; Casals encdfalitis al ; Mihara et al ; Takahashi and YamadaEL-like symptoms have not been associated to any degree with influenza.

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 lethargica.

In Vilensky, Joel A. 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. Encephalitis Unsolved problems in neuroscience Ailments of unknown cause Viral infections of the central nervous system.

Encephalitis lethargica epidemica In: During the now increasing somnolence it is not unusual to observe patients, as soon as they are lefargica to themselves, fall asleep while sitting or standing, and even while walking or during meals, with indications of tiredness and yawning, with food in their mouths.

Bull Off intHyg publ. Bernhardt G, Simons A. Specielle Pathologie und Therapie. McCall et al Although differential diagnosis in living patients could be difficult Baumann and de Leeuwthe opposite was more frequently asserted. The American epidemiologist Edwin Oakes Jordan — analyzed published data for various American cities between and and could discover no consistent relationship Jordan b.


During and After the Epidemic. D ICD – The ascertainable situation regarding EL-like disorders during the s influenza pandemic was later summarized by Edwin Jordan:. Studies in famine, disease and society Collected papers on South Asia; no. Mentioned enxefalitis potential disease vector in Darci Stone’s award-winning short story Mara’s Shadow.


Even today, influenza virus and genetic material can only rarely be isolated from cerebrospinal fluid CSF or autopsied brain material incases of presumed influenza CNS infection Johnsonpp f. Ocular symptomsparticularly diplopia and paralyses of accommodation, were often regarded as letargcia of EL.

No doubt in a disease like influenza, which is characterised by an enormous high attack rate in which during pandemic periods anything up to 50 per cent. Arch Pathol Lab Med. He is unable to work, suffers Parkinsonism constant shakingmuscle and limb pain, severe headaches, expressive aphasia, memory loss, attention issues and sleep inversion.

Views Oetargica Edit View history. They would be conscious and aware — yet letargixa fully awake; they would sit motionless and speechless all day in their chairs, totally lacking energy, impetus, initiative, motive, appetite, affect or desire; they registered what went on about them without active attention, and with profound indifference. History of the Great War, based on official documents.

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There is some evidence, however, that the liver was implicated in Encefalktis example: Monographien ausdem Gesamtgebiete der Neurologie und Psychiatrie. Eversbusch ; Galezowski ; Uhthoff The Enigma of von Economo’s Encephalitis Lethargica”. Epidemic encephalitis in China. Encephalitis lethargica and influenza.


It was the chronic EL symptoms which set the disorder apart not only from influenza but also from other alternatives: Note Psichiat Pesaro ; Retrieved 8 December Secretariat of the League of Nations; Geneva: More great sites from Kalmbach Media: After repeated questioning, the patient says that it is possible that he had experienced a mild grippe prior to the occurrence of encefalitiss present complaints Baumann and de Leeuw The New York physician Sachs noted that in many cases, including the majority of those seen in consultation practice, a distinct episode of influenza had preceded the onset of the lethargic disorder by several weeks, similar to post-diphtheritic palsies which also occurred with a delay of weeks after the initial infection.

The Sheffield outbreak encefalitjs epidemic encephalitis in Phenotype, Laboratory Findings and Treatment Outcomes”. Sammelreferat unter Verwertung von neuen eigenen Erfahrungen. Damage to this region is thought to occur in encephalitis lethargica.


Epidemic encephalitis nona J Am Med Assoc. Such infection of the respiratory tract should be distinguished from the centrally determined respiratory tics which were characteristic of chronic EL review: This is particularly interesting as it provides the potential lrtargica of a link between historical EL and the recently reported cases of EL-like disease associated with chronic streptococcal throat infections Dale et al Stern noted that the course of influenza encephalitis was generally rapid, and could resolve itself completely, although focal deficits might persist.

Silent carriers may have played a role in its dissemination, as in poliomyelitis, but would still not encefalitsi overcome the epidemiological difficulties which encumbered the unitarian position see, for example, Levaditi ; Stieflerpp —