encephalitis lethargica


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encephalitis lethargica

[en‚sef·ə′līd·əs lə′thär·jə·kə]
(medicine)
Epidemic encephalitis, probably of viral etiology, characterized by lethargy, ophthalmoplegia, hyperkinesia, and at times residual neurologic disability, particularly parkinsonism with oculogyric crisis. Also known as epidemic encephalitis; sleeping sickness; von Economo's disease.
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