Postencephalitic Parkinson Disease (Postencephalitic Parkinsonism)

Parkinsonism following encephalitis, historically seen as a sequella of encephalitis lethargica (Von Economo Encephalitis). The early age of onset, the rapid progression of symptoms followed by stabilization, and the presence of a variety of other neurological disorders (e.g., sociopathic behavior; TICS; MUSCLE SPASMS; oculogyric crises; hyperphagia; and bizarre movements) distinguish this condition from primary PARKINSON DISEASE. Pathologic features include neuronal loss and gliosis concentrated in the MESENCEPHALON; SUBTHALAMUS; and HYPOTHALAMUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p754)
Also Known As:
Postencephalitic Parkinsonism; Parkinson Disease, Postencephalitic; Parkinson Disease, Post-Encephalitic; Parkinsonian Syndrome, Postencephalitis; Parkinsonism, Postencephalitic; Post-Encephalitic Parkinson Disease; Postencephalitic Economo-Type Parkinsonism; Viral Meningoencephalitic Parkinsonism; von Economo Encephalitis Type Parkinsonism; Economo-Type Parkinsonism, Postencephalitic; Meningoencephalitic Parkinsonism, Viral; Parkinson Disease, Post Encephalitic; Parkinsonism, Postencephalitic Economo-Type; Parkinsonisms, Viral Meningoencephalitic; Post Encephalitic Parkinson Disease; Postencephalitic Economo Type Parkinsonism; Postencephalitis Parkinsonian Syndrome; Encephalitis Lethargica Type Parkinsonism; Parkinsonism, Viral Meningoencephalitic
Networked: 33 relevant articles (1 outcomes, 2 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Parkinsonian Disorders (Parkinsonism)
2. Parkinson Disease (Parkinson's Disease)
3. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Steele Richardson Olszewski Syndrome)
4. Neurodegenerative Diseases (Neurodegenerative Disease)
5. Dementia (Dementias)


1. Kim, Han-Joon: 1 article (06/2015)
2. Shin, Chae-Won: 1 article (06/2015)
3. Jeon, Beom S: 1 article (06/2015)
4. Kim, Ryul: 1 article (06/2015)
5. Fahn, Stanley: 1 article (01/2015)
6. Bouras, Constantin: 1 article (01/2013)
7. Burkhard, Pierre R: 1 article (01/2013)
8. Kövari, Enikö: 1 article (01/2013)
9. Horvath, Judit: 1 article (01/2013)
10. Hebb, Adam O: 1 article (07/2012)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Postencephalitic Parkinson Disease:
1. Dopamine (Intropin)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Melanins (Melanin)IBA
3. Harmine (Telepathine)IBA
4. AlkaloidsIBA
5. antineoplaston A10 (A 10)IBA
6. Levodopa (L Dopa)FDA LinkGeneric
7. tau Proteins (tau Protein)IBA
8. alpha-SynucleinIBA
9. Protein Isoforms (Isoforms)IBA
10. Dopamine Agonists (Dopamine Agonist)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Deep Brain Stimulation
2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)