ACUTE HAEMORRHAGIC LEUCOENCEPHALOMYELITIS

ACUTE HAEMORRHAGIC LEUCOENCEPHALOMYELITIS

ACUTE HAEMORRHAGIC LEUCOENCEPHALOMYELITIS is a fulminant type of acute disseminated variety mentioned above with a distinct pathologic feature.

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The white matter of one or both cerebral hemispheres are completely liquefied having a pink or yellowish gray colour with miltiple haemorrhagic spots.

Clinically the onset and progress of the disease is stormy. In most of the cases death occurs within 48 hours.

The neurological signs may resemble bulbar palsy.

TREATMENT

Steroids may be helpful.