• We treated a patient who had a demyelinating peripheral neuropathy and a central nervous system inflammatory demyelinating disease. The unusual pathologic feature of dense infiltrates of atypical macrophages was observed in many areas of the brain; otherwise the process had several features in common with either multiple sclerosis or chronic relapsing experimental allergic encephalomyelitis. The illness followed "swineflu" inoculation; exacerbation followed pneumococcal vaccination.
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