acute epidemic leukoencephalitis

n.
  1. A usually fatal form of leukoencephalitis that is characterized by acute onset of fever, followed by convulsions, delirium, and coma, and is associated with localized hemorrhaging in the central nervous system.Strümpell's disease
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