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January 1946

NEUROLOGIC MANIFESTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MALARIA IN DUCKS: A CLINICOPATHOLOGIC STUDY

Author Affiliations

LITTLE ROCK. ARK.

From the Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas School of Medicine.

Arch NeurPsych. 1946;55(1):35-42. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1946.02300120045002
Abstract

That persons with malaria often show symptoms suggesting involvement of the nervous system has been recognized for many years. However, recently there has been an increase of interest in regard to these neurologic manifestations associated with malarial infections. Harvey,1 in 1944, reported several cases of malaria with associated neuritis. Fitz-Hugh and associates,2 in 1945, presented a large series of cases of malaria in which there was cerebral involvement. McGinn and Carmody,3 in 1944, observed that "at a base hospital, cerebral symptoms have been the most serious and frequent complication in patients suffering from malaria." Kean and Smith4 reviewed 100 cases of estivoautumnal malaria with autopsy and concluded that "the plugging of cerebral capillaries did not appear to be closely related to the occurrence of the symptoms of cerebral malaria." One of us (R. H. R.),5 in 1944, reviewed the lesions in the brain occurring with

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