Involvement of the brain in acute poliomyelitis is, as is well known, a commonplace observation even when it has not been indicated clinically. Conversely, the gray matter of the cord has been found to be implicated in epidemic encephalitis sufficiently often to warrant the recognition of a poliomyelitic form of this disease. The cerebral complications encountered in the present case of poliomyelitis, however, were so extraordinary in kind and degree, both clinically and pathologically, that they are herewith reported.
REPORT OF CASE
—C. J., a schoolboy aged 14, was admitted to the Albert Merritt Billings Hospital, to the service of Dr. George F. Dick, on Sept. 9, 1937, because of pain and weakness of the arms and legs. He had been well until five days before, when he had a severe headache which persisted. Mild gastrointestinal symptoms had been present during the next few days, and on the
RICHTER RB. ACUTE ANTERIOR POLIOMYELITIS (HEINE-MEDIN DISEASE?) WITH UNUSUAL CEREBRAL MANIFESTATIONS: CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGIC REPORT OF A CASE. Arch NeurPsych. 1939;42(6):1038–1052. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270240076004
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