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von Economo's encephalitis

Miquel Porta

Edited by John M. Last

in A Dictionary of Public Health

Second edition


Published online May 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191844386

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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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