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Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis (Hurst Syndrome) Summary

Description: A fulminant and often fatal demyelinating disease of the brain which primarily affects young adults and children. Clinical features include the rapid onset of weakness, SEIZURES, and COMA. It may follow a viral illness or MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE infections but in most instances there is no precipitating event. Pathologic examination reveals marked perivascular demyelination and necrosis of white matter with microhemorrhages. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp924-5)

Also Known As: Hurst Syndrome; Syndrome, Hurst; Leukoencephalitis, Acute Hemorrhagic; Encephalomyelitis, Acute Necrotizing Hemorrhagic; Encephalomyelitis, Hemorrhagic Necrotizing Show All >>

Networked: 14 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Antigens : 2 results : IBA
  2. Complement Factor I (C3b Inactivator) : 1 result : IBA
  3. N-Methylaspartate (NMDA) : 1 result : IBA
  4. Steroids : 1 result : IBA
  5. Paraffin : 1 result : IBA
  6. Oxidoreductases : 1 result : IBA
  7. Methylprednisolone : 1 result : FDA 18 Generic
  8. Biotin (Vitamin H) : 1 result : FDA 13
  9. Antibodies : 1 result : IBA
  10. Lennox-Gastaut type Epileptic encephalopathy : 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis

  1. Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis (Hurst Syndrome)
  2. Malformations of Cortical Development
  3. Lissencephaly
  4. Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (Herpes Encephalitis)
  5. Neurocutaneous Syndromes (Phakomatoses)
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Key Therapies for Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis

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  1. Surgical Decompression : 1 result
  2. Intensive Care (Surgical Intensive Care) : 1 result
  3. Plasmapheresis : 1 result
  4. Plasma Exchange : 1 result
  5. Curettage : 1 result
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