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Pette-Döring disease

Alternative eponyms

  • Pette-Döring encephalitis

Related people

Subacute nodular panencephalitis.

Description

A variant of the van Bogaert syndrome. Encephalitis marked by severe headache, vertigo, bouts of unconsciousness, movement disorders, and delirium. The movement disorders usually include tremor, myoclonus, and chorea, in which the extremities may assume bizarre positions. Anarthria and trismus are frequently present. The fever usually follows an unpredictable curve

Bibliography

  • H. Pette, G. Döring:
    Über einheimische Panenecephalomyelitis vom Charakter der Encephalitis japonica.
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Nervenheilkunde, 1939, 149: 7-44.

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