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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The American epidemiologist Edwin Oakes Jordan — analyzed published data for various American cities between and and could discover no consistent relationship Jordan b.

Koehler, describe the profound impact that the disease had, not just on medicine, but encedalitis on neuroscience. Retrieved 2 May Then again certain symptoms of the acute phase fever, oculomotor symptoms would strongly argue against that.

They are fully aware of the situation, execute all requests promptly, get up when requested, walk about, but, if left to themselves, soon relapse into sleep.

Encephalitis lethargica

Finally, influenza played no favorites with respect to leyargicabut it was widely reported that there were up to encefaliti as many male as female EL cases, although the prognosis in the latter tended to be worse Stern The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at J Neural Transm. Further reports and papers on epidemic influenza, —92; with introduction by Medical Officer of Local Government Board. The pathogen issue inevitably remained unresolved, as the etiology of neither influenza nor EL had been clarified by the time the EL epidemic had subsided.

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This is especially the case as the literature of the s is replete with reports in which a discernible link between EL and influenza had been explicitly excluded. The epidemiological situation was nicely encapsulated by David and Robert Thomson Pickett-Thomson Research Laboratory, Londonwho concluded their discussion of EL in an encyclopedic review of influenza thus:. Die Augensymptome bei der Encephalitis epidemica. Above all, there is neither in the older nor in more recent literature any report that any of these typical cerebral encephalitis cases, whether initiated in an apoplectic manner or acutely during severe pulmonary influenza, has later developed into an incurable chronic-neurasthenic and then myostatic stage Sternpp f.


Whatever letargoca truth, the disease caused anxious excitement in affected areas and in the popular press, where it was described as an extreme somnolence which often terminated in death review: Influenza caused epidemic encephalitis encephalitis encefaligis McCall et al For von Economo, these clinicopathologic findings confirmed the existence of a subcortical sleep-regulating center.

A brief description of the disease, with short notes on the postencephalitic lethargic cases treated at the Banchi Indian mental hospital. Guillain G, Mollaret P.

He specifically noted that encephalitis grippalis often attacked the cerebral motor zone, and that there had been no confirmed cases in which:. In this respect it has often been observed that the first symptoms of general paralysis of the insane appeared to follow an attack of influenza Thomson et alpp f.

Post-influenzal encephalitis was described in detail at this time by the respected German clinician Otto Leichtenstern — in his monograph on the pandemic The first cases described in England were not confused with influenza, but with botulism.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Wiener klinische WochenschriftMay 10, J Am Med Assoc. The short review of the issue by the author of the most comprehensive of the early French EL monographs, Charles Achard — — a brevity reflecting his own skeptical position — included reference to letrgica number of French instances of EL in the absence of influenza.

Attempts to find evidence in EL brains of infection with the influenza virus such as the presence of specific nucleic acid have generally enceflitis with negative results review: Constantin von Economo —author of the first paper on EL, was convinced that EL was a disorder sui generisa distinct condition and not simply a neurological response to influenza Economo a ; ; app — Ravenholt and William H. Encephalitis lethargica is an atypical form of encephalitis. Leipzig and Vienna, Franz Deuticke, Medical journals of the late 19th century teemed with cases of influenza sufferers reportedly crippled physically or psychiatrically by the disorder.

The only specific link between this curiosity and EL was the deep somnolence which drew puzzled attention, ebcefalitis even this similarity was more misleading than enlightening: Nevertheless, it was often invoked by later proponents of the unitarian position, who, however, often confused this form with the more common influenza encephalitis. Others reported that they would fall asleep as soon as they sat down in a chair.


It was the chronic EL symptoms which set encefaliitis disorder apart not only from influenza but also from other alternatives: No recurrence of the epidemic has since been reported, though isolated cases continue to occur.

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Mills ; Johnson and Muellerbut here EL was a comparative rarity throughout the s. League of Nations, Health Section; Geneva: Zschr ges Exp Med. I work with elders and see this development after illnesses in some clients. I wonder if they tried amphetamine during the epidemic. During the s pandemic, reports of ocular symptoms, as well as N. Even physicians who encefaoitis that they had never seen an EL patient without recent influenza regarded the two disorders as clinically distinguishable.

By the time EL began to letargiica from public consciousness, two major etiological theories had established themselves, without either being able to claim victory in what was at times as much a nationalistic as a scientific controversy: A close review of the medical literature published during the First World War, including the official military medical reports, also fails to reveal any allusion to influenza in cases which might be classified as EL.

This was perhaps the major reason influenza declined as an explanation for EL towards the end of the s.


Based on their extensive experience 81 cases at the Johns Hopkins HospitalHapp and Mason were assisted in the differentiation of the two diseases by the mode of onset of the disorder EL rarely announced itself as stormily as influenza encephalitisthe temperature course the rise in EL was more gradual and less severe and CSF analysis during the acute phase: Differences were also noted with respect to changes in reflexes. Streptococci in relation to etiology of epidemic encephalitis.

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