A satisfactory classification of the large group of congenital and early infantile diseases of the brain, Brissaud's encéphalopathies infantiles, does not as yet exist, despite a vast accumulation of reports of cases and descriptions published during the past seventy years.
A number of more or less well defined syndromes, such as amaurotic idiocy and Schilder's disease, have been delineated, it is true, but there remains a motley assortment of disturbances—traumatic, inflammatory and degenerative. These are generally designated as infantile or congenital encephalitis in such a loose way that "encephalitis" has scarcely any clinical or anatomic significance in the realm of diseases of the new-born. All this bespeaks a lack of understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis, on which some light may be shed by the observations in the case to be reported.
REPORT OF CASE
—A girl, aged 7 weeks, was admitted to the Presbyterian Hospital, to the service
RICHTER R. MENINGO-ENCEPHALOMYELITIS NEONATORUM: ANATOMIC REPORT OF A CASE. Arch NeurPsych. 1936;36(5):1085–1100. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260110170014
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