leukoencephalitis

leukoencephalitis
Encephalitis restricted to the white matter.
- acute epidemic l. a disease characterized by acute onset of fever, followed by convulsions, delirium, and coma, and associated with perivascular demyelination and hemorrhagic foci in the central nervous system. SYN: acute primary hemorrhagic meningoencephalitis, Strümpell disease (2).
- acute hemorrhagic l. SYN: acute necrotizing hemorrhagic encephalomyelitis.
- acute necrotizing hemorrhagic l. SYN: acute necrotizing hemorrhagic encephalomyelitis.
- sclerosing l. SYN: subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.
- subacute sclerosing l. SYN: subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.

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leu·ko·en·ceph·a·li·tis or chiefly Brit leu·co·en·ceph·a·li·tis .lü-kō-in-.sef-ə-'līt-əs n, pl -lit·i·des -'lit-ə-.dēz inflammation of the white matter of the brain

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leu·ko·en·ceph·a·li·tis (loo″ko-ən-sef″ə-liґtis) [leuko- + encephalitis] 1. inflammation of the white substance of the brain. Cf. leukoencephalomalacia. 2. forage poisoning.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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