Von Economo's disease

Other Names:
Epidemic encephalitis
Encephalitis lethargica
Sleepy sickness
Von Economo viral encephalitis
Lethargic encephalitis
Sleeping sickenss

A disease that appears as epidemics from time to time, especially in the spring. The virus attacks chiefly the basal ganglia and cerebellum of the brain and the brain stem. The disease begins with fever and drowsiness, which after a week or so may pass to complete lethargy, accompanied by paralysis of varying degrees, even to unconsciousness. There is no specific treatment and the disease can run a course of several months.

Broader Problems:
Viral encephalitis
Related Problems:
Chronic mononucleosis
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST