Acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood (infantile bilateral thalamic necrosis): two non-Japanese cases.

@article{Campistol1998AcuteNE,
  title={Acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood (infantile bilateral thalamic necrosis): two non-Japanese cases.},
  author={Jaume Campistol and Rosa Gassi{\'o} and Merc{\'e}des Pineda and Emilio Fern{\'a}ndez-{\'A}lvarez},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={771-4}
}
This report describes two Spanish cases of acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood, a rare disease first described in Japan by Mizuguchi and colleagues. Similar cases have been reported from Taiwan and other countries of the Far East. Two cases have been reported from the UK and one from the USA. The disease affects young children and is characterized by acute encephalopathy after a viral illness, with seizures and decreased levels of consciousness. The hallmark of the disease is diffuse… CONTINUE READING

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