Acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood
Synonyms: ANEC | Isolated ANE | Isolated acute necrotizing encephalopathy
A rare neurologic disease characterized by a rapid onset of seizures an altered state of consciousness neurologic decline and variable degrees of hepatic dysfunction following a respiratory or gastrointesitnal infection (e.g. mycoplasma influenza virus) in a previously healthy child. Brain MRI of patients reveals bilateral multiple symmetrical lesions predominantly observed in thalami and brainstem but also in periventricular white matter and cerebellum in some cases.
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