Relapsing central and peripheral demyelinating diseases. Unusual pathologic features.


We treated a patient who had a demyelinating peripheral neuropathy and a central nervous system inflammatory demyelinating disease. The unusual pathologic feature of dense infiltrates of atypical macrophages was observed in many areas of the brain; otherwise the process had several features in common with either multiple sclerosis or chronic relapsing experimental allergic encephalomyelitis. The illness followed "swine-flu" inoculation; exacerbation followed pneumococcal vaccination.


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@article{Monte1986RelapsingCA, title={Relapsing central and peripheral demyelinating diseases. Unusual pathologic features.}, author={Suzanne de la Monte and Allan H. Ropper and G. Richard Dickersin and Nancy L. Harris and Judith Ann Ferry and Edward Peirson Richardson}, journal={Archives of neurology}, year={1986}, volume={43 6}, pages={626-9} }