benign myalgic encephalomyelitis -->
epidemic neuromyasthenia
medical dictionary

An epidemic disease characterised by stiffness of the neck and back, headache, diarrhoea, fever, and localised muscular weakness; restricted almost exclusively to adults, affecting women more than men; probably viral in origin.

Synonyms: Akureyri disease, benign myalgic encephalomyelitis, epidemic myalgic encephalomyelitis, Iceland disease.

(05 Mar 2000)