Irish Journal of Medical Science (1926-1967)

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 45–50 | Cite as

An unusual case of meningoencephalomyelitis in Northern Ireland

  • A. O. Williams
  • L. J. Hurwitz


A patient is described who developed the signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and in whom two months later, pyramidal and gross cerebellar disturbances supervened. (At autopsy, the neuropathological changes are consistent with infection by a virus. The distribution of the lesions is typical of louping ill encephalomyelitis. The relationship between the clinical and pathological findings are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. O. Williams
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • L. J. Hurwitz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyQueen’s UniversityBelfast
  2. 2.Department of PathologyRoyal Victoria HospitalBelfast
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of IbadanNigeria

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