acute necrotizing hemorrhagicencephalomyelitis

a·cute nec·ro·tiz·ing hem·or·rhag·icen·ceph·a·lo·my·e·li·tis

(ă-kyūt' nek'rō-tīz-ing hem'ŏr-aj'ik en-sef'a-lō-mī'ĕ-lī'tis)
A fulminating demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system that affects mainly children and young adults. Almost always preceded by a respiratory infection, characterized by the abrupt onset of fever, headache, confusion, and nuchal rigidity, soon followed by focal seizures, hemiplegia, or quadriplegia, brainstem findings, and coma.
Synonym(s): Hurst disease.
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