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February 1929

ANTERIOR POLIOMYELITIS AND SUPERINFECTION WITH EPIDEMIC ENCEPHALITIS: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

Montgomery, W. Va.

From the Montgomery Clinic.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;21(2):423-424. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02210200179017
Abstract

Occasional superinfections in diseases of the central nervous system have been reported. Höglund1 recorded the superinfection with relapsing fever in chronic epidemic encephalitis. Excellent results have been reported by numerous writers in the treatment of patients with general paresis by superinfection with malaria. The finding of anterior poliomyelitis and superinfection with epidemic encephalitis in a patient with probably defective germ plasm seemed to be of sufficient interest to be recorded.

REPORT OF CASE  A white girl, aged 2 years, suddenly became ill, the onset being characterized by irritability and elevated temperature, followed twenty-four hours later by paralysis of the right leg. The paralysis was complete, and she has never recovered. The right leg atrophied subsequently, and there was inability to extend the leg on the knee. The child had always walked without braces or support. Except for lameness, she appeared to be a normal healthy child.At the age

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