von Economo's encephalitis

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Syn: encephalitis lethargica. The eponym honors the German neurologist Constantin von Economo (1876–1931). A presumed virus disease that occurred in worldwide low-grade epidemic form in the 1920s, and was followed in a high proportion of cases by a late sequel of postencephalitis Parkinson's disease.

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