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Parkinson Disease, Postencephalitic MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Parkinson Disease, Postencephalitic
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.079.862.800.600
C10.228.662.600.700.500
Unique ID
D010301
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010301
Scope Note
Parkinsonism following encephalitis, historically seen as a sequella of encephalitis lethargica (Von Economo Encephalitis). The early age of onset, the rapid progression of symptoms followed by stabilization, and the presence of a variety of other neurological disorders (e.g., sociopathic behavior; TICS; MUSCLE SPASMS; oculogyric crises; hyperphagia; and bizarre movements) distinguish this condition from primary PARKINSON DISEASE. Pathologic features include neuronal loss and gliosis concentrated in the MESENCEPHALON; SUBTHALAMUS; and HYPOTHALAMUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p754)
Entry Version
PARKINSON DIS POSTENCEPH
Entry Term(s)
Encephalitis Lethargica Type Parkinsonism
Parkinson Disease, Post-Encephalitic
Parkinsonian Syndrome, Postencephalitis
Parkinsonism, Postencephalitic
Parkinsonism, Viral Meningoencephalitic
Post-Encephalitic Parkinson Disease
Postencephalitic Economo-Type Parkinsonism
Postencephalitic Parkinson Disease
Postencephalitic Parkinsonism
Viral Meningoencephalitic Parkinsonism
von Economo Encephalitis Type Parkinsonism
Previous Indexing
Parkinson Disease (1966)
Public MeSH Note
1979; see PARKINSONISM, POSTENCEPHALITIC 1967-1978
History Note
1979(1967)
Date Established
1967/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Parkinson Disease, Postencephalitic Preferred
Parkinsonism, Viral Meningoencephalitic Broader
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