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November 1947

OBSERVATIONS ON SPINAL FLUID IN LYMPHOGRANULOMA VENEREUM

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(5):699-705. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520110145018
Abstract

THIS article presents the results of examinations of the spinal fluid of 25 men with acute lymphogranuloma venereum; none of the patients had symptoms or signs of involvement of the central nervous system.

In a review of similar studies only a few instances of increase of the white cells and/or protein of the spinal fluid were seen,1 the spinal fluid in the majority of cases being normal in these respects.2 Insignificant deviations of the colloidal gold, colloidal benzoin and mastic curves have been recorded.3 Increased pressure of the spinal fluid was noted in 7 of 9 patients by one author,4 but was not seen in a single case by others.5 Peripapillary edema and tortuosity of the blood vessels of the fundus oculi have been observed in cases with and without increased tension of the spinal fluid.6 While positive Wassermann or Meinicke reactions of the

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