This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinderheilkunde
NONPURULENT ENCEPHALITIS IN CHILDREN
The next communications dealt with nonpurulent encephalitis in children, the etiology of the condition being treated by Professor Dörr of Basel. In the search for the virus, one makes use of the method of inoculating various animals. The causative agent is not transferable in every stage of the disease. Often a virus is infectious only for one or two animal species; in other cases it is infectious for several species. One must assume that in encephalitis the portal of entry of the virus is frequently the nasal mucosa. Degeneration of the nerves must be regarded as an immediate effect of the infection, while neuroglia proliferation may be considered to be an inflammatory defense. The disease and the changes produced thereby may continue, even though the irritation may have ceased owing to the death of the
BERLIN. JAMA. 1929;92(24):2039. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700500051024
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: