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inflammation of the gray matter of the brain and spinal cord.
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Inflammation of the gray matter of the brain and spinal cord.
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Acute anterior poliomyelitis with pronounced cerebral signs.
Synonym(s): polioencephalomyelitis.
[polio- + G. myelos, marrow, + enkephalos, brain, + -itis, inflammation]
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Based on history, clinical examination, course of the disease, and histopathologically confirmed nonsuppurative polioencephalomyelitis, a tentative diagnosis of Teschen/ Talfan disease was suspected and samples of brain and spinal cord were subjected to laboratory examination to test for the presence of the porcine teschovirus.
Histologic examination revealed severe, nonsuppurative polioencephalomyelitis in 3 of 4 sows and 1 of 2 piglets (online Technical Appendix Figure, https://wwwnc.
West Nile flavivirus polioencephalomyelitis in a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).
Similarly, WNV-infected horses displayed multifocal polioencephalomyelitis, with involvement of the ventral and lateral horns of the thoracic and lumbar spinal cord (26,27).
Histologically, a mild-to-moderate nonsuppurative polioencephalomyelitis was present, with consistent involvement of the ventral horns of the thoracic and lumbar spinal cord and of the lower brain stem.