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May 9, 1936

INVOLVEMENT OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IN TRICHINIASIS

JAMA. 1936;106(19):1646-1649. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770190022008
Abstract

It has been known for some years that the nervous system may be involved in cases of trichiniasis, but to date there have been few reports in the literature. Recently two patients with neurologic complications of trichiniasis were seen in the neurologic unit of the Boston City Hospital. The diagnosis in these cases was made with great difficulty. We thought it would be advisable, therefore, to report these cases and give a brief review of the literature.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—  Seventeen year old girl with mental confusion, delirium, spastic left hemiplegia and flaccid paralysis of the left shoulder girdle; recovered.

History.—  A. B., a white girl aged 17 years, of Lithuanian parentage, was perfectly well until Aug. 17, 1935, when she noted that her eyelids were swollen and that the eyes were "bloodshot." This condition of the eyes lasted for about one week. No further symptoms were noted

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