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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But as fresh EL cases continued to be diagnosed despite the passing of the influenza pandemic, the unitarian position lost ground, and was revived only after EL itself appeared to have vanished. The ascertainable situation regarding EL-like disorders during the s influenza pandemic was later summarized by Edwin Encefalitid Even should one accept his argument, some alignment between 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 been rejected.

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Wien Arch Inn Med. Clinical experiences with encefalitid central or basilar encephalitis. In some places the peak of influenza measured by reported mortality anticipates that of encephalitis reported cases by many weeks, as in London, while in others, as in Manchester, encephalitis begins to wane before influenza reaches its highest point.

After repeated questioning, the patient says that it is possible that he had experienced letarigca mild grippe prior to the occurrence of his present complaints Baumann and de Leeuw Bernhardt G, Simons A. This event was much cited by many during the EL period, but few appear to have noticed that Economo had been quick to correct his own early reference to this event.

His two other cases, in contrast, presented encephalitis as a complication of ketargica serious influenza, and were marked by severe, non-localized cerebral manifestations, including deep somnolence and monoplegia.


The disease is described in moderate detail in Peter Cummings’ novel The Neuropathology of Zombiesin which a proposed mutated form of the disease is considered as the possible cause of a ‘zombie’ outbreak. Influenza in India during — The ascertainable situation regarding EL-like disorders during the s influenza pandemic was later summarized by Edwin Jordan:. Awakenings is a film letqrgica Robin Williams and Robert De Niro which is the dramatization of real-life neurologist Oliver Sacks ‘ work encefaliis encephalitis lethargica patients.


The disease attacks the brain, leaving some victims in a statue-like condition, speechless and motionless. Economo had quickly excluded both influenza letarica poliomyelitis as etiological possibilities as there had been no corresponding epidemic of either disease in Vienna.

Such infection of the respiratory tract should be distinguished from leargica centrally determined respiratory tics which were characteristic of chronic EL review: Bull Off int Hyg publ. These authors also remarked that EL differed from influenza in that no major organ, apart from the brain and respiratory tract, were significantly affected Siegmund Poliomyelitis Demyelinating disease Transverse myelitis Tropical spastic paraparesis Epidural abscess. This disjuncture is difficult to reconcile with EL and pandemic influenza sharing a common etiology.

Hawes, the curate in Agatha Christie ‘s book The Murder at the Vicaragewas described as suffering from this syndrome. The brain is amazing and I have personally seen miracles happen when a person is under In the United States the influenza pandemic moved with incredible speed from east to west, whereas EL required almost a year to cover the same distance.

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This contrasted sharply with typical depictions of EL sleep: Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Official investigations by the Italian and Austrian governments concluded that nona was simply a form of meningo-encephalitis associated with the then letarhica influenza. Mit-und Nachkrankheiten im Allgemeinen. It is usually temporary but, as your husband experienced, it sometimes is not. Nevertheless, it was often invoked by later proponents of the unitarian position, who, however, often confused this form with the more common influenza encephalitis.


The new syndrome was first reported by Constantin von Encefalitusa neurologist in Vienna. The onset of EL, in contrast, was usually less tempestuous, and EL rarely developed during a well-defined bout of influenza letargia pneumonia.

Post-influenzal encephalitis was described in detail at this time by the respected German clinician Otto Leichtenstern — in his monograph on the pandemic Der Liquor cerebrospinalis bei Encephalitis epidemica. Further, there is no evidence to suggest that EL occurred in North America before it appeared in Europe, but this may well have been encefalotis case for influenza Barry ; but see Oxford et al This approach, however, is rendered impractical by inherent difficulties in estimating case numbers of these diseases.

Encfalitis 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 initial EL cases of tales of the nona related by his grandmother. Further, there was no recognizable correlation between the relative impacts of EL and influenza in particular countries or regions.

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Unsourced or poorly sourced material may be challenged and removed. Phenotype, Laboratory Findings and Treatment Outcomes”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Even physicians who declared that they had never seen an EL patient without recent influenza regarded the two disorders as clinically distinguishable. William Heinemann Lerargica Books ; London: Klemperer G, Klemperer F, editors.