Encephalomyelitis

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Encephalomyelitis

Encephalomyelitis is the general term to describ brain/spinal cord inflammation. This is caused by a number of specific diseases such as: acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, encephalomyelitis disseminata, equine encephalomyelitis, myalgic encephalomyelitis, and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Encephalomyelitis" returned 429 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

No evidence of XMRV provirus sequences in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and individuals with unspecified encephalopathy.
 

Author(s): Santa Rasa, Zaiga Nora-Krukle, Svetlana Chapenko, Angelika Krumina, Silvija Roga, Modra Murovska

Journal: New Microbiol.. 2014 Jan;37(1):17-24.

 

Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) has been considered a possible trigger of myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and could also be linked with unspecified encephalopathy. The aim of this study was to analyse the frequency of XMRV proviral ...

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2014

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A possible case of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after Japanese encephalitis.
 

Author(s): Wei-Liang Chen, Ming-Feng Liao, Han-Lin Chiang, Shinn-Kuang Lin

Journal: Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2013 Dec;22(4):169-73.

 

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a monophasic demyelination disease of central nervous system (CNS) with presentations of impaired consciousness, neurologic deficits and diffuse white matter lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Predisposing infection can be identified ...

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2014

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[Clinico-radiological profile of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in the childhood population. A retrospective analysis of a series of 20 patients in a tertiary hospital].
 

Author(s): Miguel Tomás-Vila, Francisco Menor, M Carmen Otero-Reigada, Amparo Pérez-Tamarit, Montserrat Téllez de Meneses, Inmaculada Pitarch-Castellanos

Journal: Rev Neurol. 2014 Jan;58(1):11-9.

 

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADE) is an inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system that is mediated immunologically and of unknown pathogenesis. It can present at any age, but is much more frequent in children. ADE has no specific biological marker and diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2013

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The terms "Encephalomyelitis" returned 52 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Altered immune response to exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: a systematic literature review.
 

Author(s): Jo Nijs, Andrea Nees, Lorna Paul, Margot De Kooning, Kelly Ickmans, Mira Meeus, Jessica Van Oosterwijck

Journal: Exerc Immunol Rev. 2014 ;20():94-116.

 

An increasing number of studies have examined how the immune system of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis, responds to exercise. The objective of the present study was to systematically review the scientific literature addressing exercise-induced ...

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2014

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and encephalomyelitis disseminata/multiple sclerosis show remarkable levels of similarity in phenomenology and neuroimmune characteristics.
 

Author(s): Gerwyn Morris, Michael Maes

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'Encephalomyelitis disseminata' (multiple sclerosis) and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are both classified as diseases of the central nervous system by the World Health Organization. This review aims to compare the phenomenological and neuroimmune characteristics ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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A narrative review on the similarities and dissimilarities between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and sickness behavior.
 

Author(s): Gerwyn Morris, George Anderson, Piotr Galecki, Michael Berk, Michael Maes

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It is of importance whether myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a variant of sickness behavior. The latter is induced by acute infections/injury being principally mediated through proinflammatory cytokines. Sickness is a beneficial behavioral response that ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2013

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Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha Inhibition Using Etanercept in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2013

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B-cell Depletion Using the Monoclonal Anti-CD20 Antibody Rituximab in Very Severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2013

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The Synergy Trial: Methylphenidate Plus a CFS-Specific Nutrient Formula as a Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS); Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)

 

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2014

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