Encephalitis Lethargica and Postencephalitic Parkinsonism

Joel Vilensky, R. C. Duvoisin

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Abstract

Encephalitis lethargica (EL) was an epidemic disease of the 1920s that had many different forms, but was most typically characterized by sleep disorders (hyersomnolence and/or insomnia). EL was also associated with postencephalitic Parkinsonism, which could develop at any time during the disease process, even many years after apparent recovery. Although various infectious, parainfectious, and toxicologic agents have been postulated to have caused EL, no etiologic agent has been firmly associated with the disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages446-450
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Postencephalitic Parkinson Disease
Encephalitis
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders

Keywords

  • Chorea
  • Cranial nerve paresis/paralysis
  • Diplopia
  • Encephalitis lethargica (EL)
  • Epidemic encephalitis
  • Lethargy
  • Oculogyric crises
  • Paralysis
  • Postencephalitic Parkinsonism (PEP)
  • Ptosis
  • Sleepy (sleeping) sickness
  • Somnolence
  • Tremor
  • Von Economo's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Vilensky, J., & Duvoisin, R. C. (2010). Encephalitis Lethargica and Postencephalitic Parkinsonism. In Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders (pp. 446-450). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374105-9.00027-7

Encephalitis Lethargica and Postencephalitic Parkinsonism. / Vilensky, Joel; Duvoisin, R. C.

Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders. Elsevier Inc., 2010. p. 446-450.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Vilensky, J & Duvoisin, RC 2010, Encephalitis Lethargica and Postencephalitic Parkinsonism. in Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders. Elsevier Inc., pp. 446-450. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374105-9.00027-7
Vilensky J, Duvoisin RC. Encephalitis Lethargica and Postencephalitic Parkinsonism. In Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders. Elsevier Inc. 2010. p. 446-450 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374105-9.00027-7
Vilensky, Joel ; Duvoisin, R. C. / Encephalitis Lethargica and Postencephalitic Parkinsonism. Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders. Elsevier Inc., 2010. pp. 446-450
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