Medical Definition of Acute necrotizing haemorrhagic encephalomyelitis

1. A fulminating demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system that affects mainly children and young adults. Almost always preceded by a respiratory infection, characterised by the abrupt onset of fever, headache, confusion, and nuchal rigidity, soon followed by focal seizures, hemiplegia, or quadriplegia, brainstem findings, and coma; the CSF shows evidence of an inflammatory process; due to the massive destruction of the white matter of one or both hemispheres, often accompanied by similar destruction of the white matter of the brainstem and cerebellar peduncles; of unknown aetiology. Synonym: acute haemorrhagic leukoencephalitis, acute necrotizing haemorrhagic leukoencephalitis. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acute Necrotizing Haemorrhagic Encephalomyelitis

acute lymphocytic leukaemia
acute lymphocytic leukemia
acute malaria
acute mania
acute membranous gingivitis
acute miliary tuberculosis
acute monocytic leukaemia
acute mountain sickness
acute myeloblastic leukaemia
acute myelocytic leukemia
acute myelogenous leukaemia
acute myeloid leukaemia
acute myeloid leukemia
acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis
acute necrotizing encephalitis
acute necrotizing haemorrhagic encephalomyelitis (current term)
acute necrotizing haemorrhagic leukoencephalitis
acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
acute nephritic syndrome
acute nephritis
acute nephrosis
acute non-lymphocytic leukaemia
acute organic brain syndrome
acute pancreatitis
acute parenchymatous hepatitis
acute porphyria
acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis
acute primary haemorrhagic meningoencephalitis
acute promyelocytic leukaemia

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