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September 1942

SURGICAL REMOVAL OF BRAIN ABSCESS DUE TO BACILLUS TYPHOSUS FOLLOWING TYPHOID FEVER

Author Affiliations

MONTREAL, CANADA

From the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, and the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Arch NeurPsych. 1942;48(3):465-468. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290090121008
Abstract

Cerebral complications following typhoid fever are rare, and although cases of meningitis, hemorrhage, thrombosis, embolism, encephalitis and psychosis are reported in the literature, only 1 case of abscess of the brain proved to be due to Bacillus typhosus was discovered at autopsy. For this reason the following case is reported.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.  —F. L., a French Canadian aged 21, was admitted to the Montreal Neurological Institute on April 9, 1941, with the complaints of headache, nausea and vomiting for four months and visual failure and aphasia for three months. He had been in good health until August 1940, when he was admitted to the Hôtel-Dieu in a semiconscious state. The diagnosis of typhoid fever was established at this time. He was discharged on November 14, and shortly after returning home began to complain of generalized headache, which gradually increased in severity. About this time he became aware

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