In a case of an old poliomyelitis reported by one of us,1 the bones of the lower extremities exhibited changes that almost paralleled those in the peripheral nerves and muscles involved. The paralysis in that case was of thirty-seven years' duration. In a second case here recorded, the duration of the paralysis was fifty-nine years and affected only one lower extremity.
REPORT OF CASE
—A man, aged 61, was admitted to the neurologic service (Dr. Hassin), March 2, 1925, on account of a left sided hemiplegia and weakness in the right lower extremity. He had been a patient of Cook County Hospital in 1918, suffering from weakness and numbness in the right upper extremity. After six weeks he was discharged and was in his usual health until four days prior to his second admission to the hospital, when he suffered an apoplectic stroke.His mother told him that
Hassin GB, Baker EL, Wakefield H. ROENTGENOGRAPHIC BONE CHANGES IN A SECOND CASE OF OLD POLIOMYELITIS. JAMA. 1925;85(4):267–268. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.26710040003009a
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