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Encephalomyelitis is a general term for
inflammationof the brainand spinal cord, describing a number of disorders:
acute disseminated encephalomyelitis" or "postinfectious encephalomyelitis", a demyelinating diseaseof the brain and spinal cord, possibly triggered by vaccination or viral infection; [RareDiseases|8639|Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis] [NINDS|acute_encephalomyelitis|Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Information Page]
* "encephalomyelitis disseminata", a synonym for
equine encephalomyelitis", a potentially fatal mosquito-borne viral disease that infects horsesand humans;
myalgic encephalomyelitis", a syndrome involving inflammation of the central nervous system with symptoms of muscle pain and fatigue; the term has sometimes been used interchangeably with " chronic fatigue syndrome", though there is still controversy over the distinction. [RareDiseases|7121|Myalgic encephalomyelitis]
experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis" (EAE), an animal model of brain inflammation.
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