[Clinical picture and histopathology of Viliuisk encephalomyelitis].


Clinical and histological study of 8 cases of Vilyui encephalomyelitis (VEM), characterized by chronic and acute course has shown that all the features of local non-purulent encephalomyelitis with marked dystrophic and atrophic changes of neural tissue were characteristic of VEM. Immunomorphological reaction that manifested as perivascular and membrane lymphoplasmacytic infiltrations was observed in patients with a more acute VEM course or with exacerbation of chronic VEM. Hydrocephalus is considered as a serious aggravating factor that favours atrophic nervous changes during protracted and chronic VEM course.

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@article{Avtsyn1983ClinicalPA, title={[Clinical picture and histopathology of Viliuisk encephalomyelitis].}, author={Academician A. P. Avtsyn and Iu A Prokhorova and A. A. Zhavoronkov and L G Gol'dfarb}, journal={Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova}, year={1983}, volume={83 2}, pages={204-8} }