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April 1959

Myeloradiculoganglionitis Following Zoster

Author Affiliations

Pécs, Hungary

From the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Pécs Medical School.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1959;81(4):433-438. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1959.02340160031005

Cases of myeloradiculoganglionitis following zoster have been reported by Wohlwill,5 Schuback,4 Riser and Sol,3 and Gilpin, Moersch, and Kernohan.1 In three of the cases the process was verified histologically. In two of them (Wohlwill5 and Schuback4) thoracic zoster, and in one (Gilpin, Moersch, and Kernohan1) frontal zoster, was followed by a ganglioradicular process. A nonfatal case was that of Riser and Sol3: zoster of the chest in a 30-year-old man, followed by flaccid tetraparesis three months later. In another three months the patient recovered.

A nonfatal case at our clinic was observed by one of us (G. P.). Since it has been reported only in Hungarian, it has seemed to us worth publishing in the international literature, together with another case in which fatal outcome made histologic examination possible.

Report of Cases 

Case 1.  —A 63-year-old woman was admitted to the clinic

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