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Glossary for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Delirium: Severe state of mental confusion
  • Epstein-Barr virus: Common virus causing mononucleosis
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Hepatitis B: Viral liver infection spread by sex or body fluids.
  • Japanese encephalitis: A form of encephalitis caused by a flavivirus (Japanese B encephalitis virus - JBEV) and transmitted by mosquito bites. Most cases are mild and asymptomatic but severe cases can lead to death.
  • Lethargy: feeling of tiredness
  • Lupus: Autoimmune disease with numerous effects on various organs and linings.
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • Mumps: An acute viral disease that causes the salivary glands to become swollen, sore and inflamed. Immunization had greatly reduced the incidence of this disease.
  • Myelitis: Spinal cord inflammation.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neuromyelitis Optica: A demyelinating disorder associated with transverse myelopathy and optic neuritis
  • Non-pathogenic inflammatory conditions: Medical disorders that cause inflammation, but are not due to any infectious pathogen.
  • Optic neuritis: Optic nerve inflammation
  • Peripheral neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Rubella: A contagious viral infection caused by the Rubella virus which produces a rash and lymph node swelling. It can have serious implication in pregnant women as the virus can be transmitted through the placenta and cause serious fetal defects or even fetal death.
  • Spinal Cord Disorders: Any condition that affects the spinal cord
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus

 

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