acute neurologic illness
acute neurologic illnessNeurology A condition defined by the Natl Childhood Encephalopathy Study–UK as
1. Acute or subacute encephalitis, encephalomyelitis, encephalopathy–eg, postinfectious encephalitis but not pyogenic infection.
2. Unexplained loss of consciousness.
3. Convulsions lasting >1⁄2 hr, or followed by coma lasting ≥ 2 hrs or by paralysis or other neurologic signs not previously present.
4. Infantile spasms.
5. Reye syndrome See Encephalopathy.