Although numerous cases of epidemic encephalitis with involvement of the vestibular connections have been reported in the literature, a predominance of cerebellar symptomatology is less frequently found. When cerebellar manifestations have been described they have, in ḿost cases, been overshadowed by the parkinsonian syndrome.
REPORT OF CASES
In view of the comparatively rare incidence of cerebellar symptomatology in chronic epidemic encephalitis, the following cases are presented.
—B. B., a high school student, aged 18, was admitted to the University Hospital on April 25, 1928, complaining of headache, dizziness and staggering. The symptoms had begun one year previously when he noticed blurred vision and diplopia on continued reading. This difficulty increased in severity during the next few weeks. There were no chills or fever, but a dull pain between the shoulders and a persistent headache were present and at times became agonizing. Seven months after the appearance of diplopia,
JENKINS A. EPIDEMIC ENCEPHALITIS WITH CEREBELLAR SYMPTOMS: A CLINICAL STUDY OF TWO CASES. Arch NeurPsych. 1929;22(3):469–474. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02220030046004
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