encephalitis neonatorum

en·ceph·a·li·tis ne·o·na·to·rum

encephalitis of the newborn, described by R. Virchow as marked by the presence of fat-laden cells in the brain.

encephalitis neonatorum

encephalitis neonatorum

A condition affecting neonates, which was described by Rudolph Carl Virchow (the father of modern pathology), characterised by abundant lipid-laden macrophages within the brain. The modern equivalent of this condition is uncertain.
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