[Acute hemorrhagic meningoencephalitis due to rubella-infection in acute lymphatic leukemia (author's transl)]

Klin Padiatr. 1977 Nov;189(6):472-6.
[Article in German]


We observed a fatal meningoencephalitis in a patient who suffered from acute lymphatic leukemia. The infection occurred after complete bone marrow remission. As the cause of this complication we discovered a rubella-infection, whose beginning had been several weeks ago. Relations to several forms of rubella-encephalitis in otherwise healthy patients are discussed and pathogenetical conclusions are made.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Antibodies, Viral / analysis
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin G / analysis
  • Immunoglobulin M / analysis
  • Leukemia, Lymphoid / complications*
  • Leukemia, Lymphoid / immunology
  • Male
  • Meningoencephalitis / complications*
  • Meningoencephalitis / immunology
  • Rubella / complications*


  • Antibodies, Viral
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin M