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May 1928

Troubles nerveux et mentaux dans les maladies tropicales.

Arch NeurPsych. 1928;19(5):967-968. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210110221017

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This volume is based on lectures delivered by the author at the University of Paris and the Institut Franco-Brésilien de Haute Culture. It deals with some little known aspects of certain tropical diseases and chiefly with their influence on the nervous system.

The first chapter is devoted to brief descriptions of nervous disturbances in Chagas' Disease (a form of trypanosomiasis), malaria, beriberi, ankylostomiasis, nervous leprosy, ainhum and bubonic plague.

The second chapter deals with the psychoses of infectious origin, and more especially with those resulting from tropical diseases. The author concludes from his review of the subject that infections, as claimed by many authors, are causes of mental disturbances, and that those causing most of the tropical diseases are no exception to this rule. They show, in fact, the same clinical manifestations as the psychoses produced by other infections. Such acute febrile infections as yellow fever, bubonic plague, malaria and

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