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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Post-influenzal encephalitis was described in detail at this time by the respected German clinician Otto Leichtenstern — in his monograph on the pandemic Has direct evidence of influenza infection in EL cases been forthcoming? Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Two distinct but related questions are being addressed in these papers:. Further, there is no evidence to suggest that EL occurred in North America before it appeared in Europe, but this may well have been the case for influenza Barry ; but see Oxford et al Experimental results in eighty-one cases.

Ivy Mackenzie Glasgow succinctly expressed the consensus: Encephalitis lethargica EL L is a neuropsychiatric disorder which in recent times has occurred only once in epidemic form: But the plays were not the financial winners he had hoped for, and he suffered another nervous breakdown in After repeated questioning, the patient says that it is possible that he had experienced a mild grippe prior to the occurrence of his present complaints Baumann and de Leeuw The impression which emerges from this debate is that the individual features identified by the skeptics were not absolutely pathognomic for EL, but, on the other hand, their combination in one disorder had not previously been described for any other disease.

Encephalitis lethargica

This cannot be attributed to poor record-keeping, as investigators diligently sought cases in non-Western countries in the hope that they might illuminate the EL problem. The hepatic aspect letarguca epidemic encephalitis. Evidence for the independence of EL from influenza outbreaks increased through the s.


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The consistent pathology of the disorder allowed von Economo to localize encefzlitis lethargic symptoms of encephalitis lethargica to the posterior wall of the third ventricle, near the oculomotor nuclei. For von Economo, these clinicopathologic findings confirmed the existence of a subcortical sleep-regulating center.

If aroused by calling or shaking, they wake up quickly and completely, are well oriented and fully conscious, and can respond appropriately to questioning.

Some studies have explored its origins in an autoimmune response, [4] and, separately or in relation to an immune response, links to pathologies of infectious disease — viral and bacterial, [4] encefslitis.

J Psychol Neurol 46 1: Observations on a green producing coccus from the brain in a case of encephalitis. Prevalence of encephalitis epidemica in China. Retrieved 2 May Treatment is then symptomatic. Klemperer G, Klemperer F, editors. Economo believed that the EL pathogen accessed the body via the airways, but, in contrast to influenza, did not propagate thence into the lower respiratory organs. After the disorder was gradually forgotten by the medical community, but it survived in the memories of those who had experienced it; Economo, for example, was reminded by his encefaliris EL cases of tales of the nona related by his grandmother.

Influenza throughout the period letargixa question, however, was more consistent in its ebb and flow across Europe, with the consequence that no correlation between occurrences of the two disorders is evident.

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In his detailed study of EL, neuropathologist Herbert Siegmund Cologne; — recorde the results of bacteriological examinations undertaken in 15 cases:. Even years later, the cause of the encephalitis lethargica epidemic remains uncertain.

This is particularly true in light of the common finding that post-influenzal nervous symptoms manifested themselves letwrgica a few weeks of the onset of influenza for example, Marcus During the s pandemic, reports of ocular symptoms, as well as N.

The new syndrome was first reported by Constantin von Economoa neurologist in Vienna. Petargica is unable to work, suffers Parkinsonism constant shaking petargica, muscle and limb pain, severe headaches, expressive aphasia, memory loss, attention issues and sleep inversion. With few exceptions there were no institutional outbreaks hospitals, asylums, military camps or even transference within families.


Age and gender The preferred age of onset by EL did not vary significantly throughout the s, with those aged 12 to 35 years most at risk.

Influenza-associated central nervous system dysfunction: Report on the epidemic of influenza in New South Wales during Die Influenza und das Nervensystem. It was encealitis generally recognized that a proportion — perhaps the majority — of EL infections were undiagnosed or unreported see, for example, Neel ; Amsel His two other cases, enncefalitis contrast, presented encephalitis as a complication of more serious influenza, and were marked by severe, non-localized cerebral manifestations, including deep somnolence and monoplegia.

The published medical literature was limited to a few cases; official circles dismissed it entirely. Diplococcus has been implicated as a cause of EL. Views Read Edit View history. Economo recognized in his early cases not a variation of influenza, but rather a neuropathological picture akin to polioencephalitis Economo a.

I encefaalitis so sorry your husband endured this but, as a psychological clinician, this information is valuable to me.


Neuroskeptic is a British neuroscientist who takes a skeptical look at his own field, and beyond. The virulence of the pandemic influenza virus: They would be conscious and aware — yet not 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.

Encefalite letargica acuta e cronica. Subsequent to publication of this compendium, an enterovirus was discovered in EL cases from the epidemic. Bacteriologischer Befund bei schweren Erkrankungen des Centralnervensystems im Verlauf von Influenza. Wien Arch Inn Med. The data for Seattle are stronger in this respect, but are nevertheless encefaliyis to a problem recognized by the authors:

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