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February 17, 1917

NEURITIS AND PARALYSIS AS A COMPLICATION OF THE INTENSIVE PASTEUR TREATMENT

Author Affiliations

Assistant Director, Bureau of Communicable Diseases of the California State Board of Health BERKELEY, CALIF.

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(7):513-514. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270020177005
Abstract

Remlinger,1 Stimson,2 Simon,3 Hasseltine4 and Fielder,5 in a summary of the literature with a report of their personal cases, show the sum total of paralyses following the Pasteur treatment to be 142, with twenty-four deaths. With the additional cases described in Table 1, the number of paralyses is increased to 150, without taking into consideration the seven cases reported as neuritis. Attention is particularly called to the two cases of optic neuritis heretofore not described in the literature. With the etiology of this complication very much in doubt, it is best that one call attention to the seemingly important factors of the cases in this series.

STUDY OF CASES  1. The percentage of involvement of the central nervous system including the cases of neuritis in the series of intensive Pasteur treatments in which these cases occurred, numbering approximately 1,600, was 0.9 per cent. This percentage

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