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Medical Term:

epidemic neuromyasthenia


an epidemic disease characterized by stiffness of the neck and back, headache, diarrhea, fever, and localized muscular weakness; restricted almost exclusively to adults, affecting women more than men; probably viral in origin.

Synonym(s): benign myalgic encephalomyelitis, epidemic myalgic encephalomyelitis, Iceland disease

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