epidemic encephalitis


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ep·i·dem·ic en·ceph·a·li·tis

a viral encephalitis occurring epidemically, such as in Japanese B encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, and lethargic encephalitis.

epidemic encephalitis

any diffuse inflammation of the brain occurring in epidemic form. Two kinds of epidemic encephalitis are Japanese encephalitis and St. Louis encephalitis. Also called von Economo's encephalitis. See also encephalitis.

ep·i·dem·ic en·ceph·a·li·tis

(ep-i-demik en-sef-ă-lītis)
Viral form occurring epidemically, such as in Japanese B encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, and lethargic encephalitis.

epidemic encephalitis

Any form of encephalitis that occurs as an epidemic.
See also: encephalitis