Acute haemorrhagic leucoencephalitis with a prolonged clinical course

Chin Chang Huang, Nai Shin Chu*, Tong Jong Chen, Cheng Mei Shaw

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Two cases of pathologically proven acute haemorrhagic leucoencephalitis with clinical features resembling a cerebral tumour are reported. One patient with a left fronto-parieto-temporal mass showed progressive neurological deterioration leading to death in 3 months. Another patient with a right parieto-temporal mass had mild neurological symptoms for one and a half months before complete recovery except for a seizure disorder, following steroid and decompressive therapy. The cases show that acute haemorrhagic leucoencephalitis may not always be rapidly fatal, but may run a prolonged clinical course with recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-874
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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