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May 1953


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Neurology of Evanghelismos Hospital.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1953;69(5):571-576. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1953.02320290023002

IN A PREVIOUS study of ophthalmoplegic migraine,1 I reported two cases in the course of which the unexpected development of an incidental febrile state (typhoid and abscess of the arm, respectively) had a rapid curative effect. Previous therapeutic efforts had been unavailing. Stimulated by that fortunate accident, I used pyretotherapy in three other cases of ophthalmoplegic migraine, with very satisfactory results. In the first of these (Case 101), in spite of interruption of the treatment, improvement has been maintained, and in the other two (Cases 14 and 151) recovery was rapid and complete.

Five new cases of ophthalmoplegic migraine are reported in which pyretotherapy cured this pathologic state, which had shown not the slightest sign of improvement up to the time of fever therapy. The results obtained in these cases seem to confirm the efficacy of pyretotherapy in ophthalmoplegic migraine, so that the disease need no longer

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