The following case is reported because it included many unusual clinical manifestations and is the first case of lymphocytic choriomeningitis to our knowledge in which an attempt was made to treat the disease with pooled normal adult serum.
REPORT OF CASE
B. D., a 22 year old student nurse, was admitted to Michael Reese Hospital on May 4, 1941. Her past history contained nothing of medical significance except for a "sleeping episode" five years previously, while she was living in El Cajon, San Diego County, Calif. The only additional information obtainable was that the patient had an "unpleasant disposition" at that time, from which she recovered.The patient had been perfectly well until 10 p. m. on May 4, 1941, when, after taking a long walk and returning to her room, she felt faint, with palpitation and tachycardia. She became apprehensive and then fainted.Immediate examination revealed the patient to
TREUSCH JV, MILZER A, LEVINSON SO. RECURRENT LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS REPORT OF A CASE IN WHICH TREATMENT WAS WITH POOLED NORMAL ADULT SERUM. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;72(6):709-714. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210120003001