Pick Topic
Review Topic
List Experts
Examine Expert
Save Expert
  Site Guide ··   
Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis HELP
Use this page to decide if "Leukoencephalitis, Acute Hemorrhagic" is the topic you want to explore.
Technical
Definition

A fulminant and often fatal demyelinating disease of the brain which primarily affects young adults and children. Clinical features include the rapid onset of weakness, SEIZURES, and COMA. It may follow a viral illness or MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE infections but in most instances there is no precipitating event. Pathologic examination reveals marked perivascular demyelination and necrosis of white matter with microhemorrhages. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp924-5)

Show Experts
Is a Disease or Syndrome
Alternatives
Broader Topics:
 
Related Topics:
  • Topics using similar words
Narrower Topics:
    -- None --