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May 1924

PARALYSIS OF ASCENDING TYPE IN AN ADULT DUE TO BITE BY A WOODTICK

Arch NeurPsych. 1924;11(5):564-567. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1924.02190350070006
Abstract

Last July I visited a university professor, 49 years old, and previously in excellent health, at his cottage in the Rocky Mountain National Park where he spends his summers. He had then just recovered from the following curious illness: July 1, he felt perfectly well in the forenoon; in the afternoon he took a walk and on the way home his gait was slightly unsteady. In the evening the fingers were numb and prickling but there was no pain. When he got up in the night he staggered badly. He slept well. The next morning he could walk only when holding onto a chair. The palms of the hands were numb and the toes tingled. There was blurring of vision, slight diplopia and some nausea when the eyes were open. On the morning of the third day there was partial retention of urine and incontinence of feces. The face, tongue

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