Definition: A general term indicating inflammation of the BRAIN and SPINAL CORD, often used to indicate an infectious process, but also applicable to a variety of autoimmune and toxic-metabolic conditions. There is significant overlap regarding the usage of this term and ENCEPHALITIS in the literature.
GEN or unspecified; prefer specifics; coord IM with specific organism/infection term (IM) or other cause (IM)
Other names Myeloencephalitis; Myeloencephalitides; Inflammatory Encephalomyelitis; Encephalomyelitis, Inflammatory
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