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Encephalomyelitis, Western Equine MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Encephalomyelitis, Western Equine
Tree Number(s)
C01.207.245.340.450.800
C01.207.291.323.662
C01.207.399.750.450.800
C01.920.500.078.370.662
C01.920.500.343.655.677
C01.925.081.343.655.677
C01.925.182.525.450.300
C01.925.782.930.100.370.662
C10.228.140.430.520.750.450.800
C10.228.228.245.340.450.800
C10.228.228.291.323.662
C10.228.228.399.750.450.800
C10.586.250.520.750.450.800
C10.586.500.406.250
Unique ID
D020241
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020241
Scope Note
A form of arboviral encephalitis (which primarily affects horses) endemic to western and central regions of NORTH AMERICA. The causative organism (ENCEPHALOMYELITIS VIRUS, WESTERN EQUINE) may be transferred to humans via the bite of mosquitoes (CULEX tarsalis and others). Clinical manifestations include headache and influenza-like symptoms followed by alterations in mentation, SEIZURES, and COMA. DEATH occurs in a minority of cases. Survivors may recover fully or be left with residual neurologic dysfunction, including PARKINSONISM, POSTENCEPHALITIC. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, pp8-9)
Entry Version
ENCEPH WESTERN EQUINE
Entry Term(s)
Western Equine Encephalitis
Previous Indexing
Encephalitis Viruses (1966-1999)
Encephalomyelitis, Equine (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Encephalomyelitis, Western Equine Preferred
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