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April 1, 1933


Author Affiliations

Louisville, Ky.

From the Departments of Anatomy and Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1933;100(13):1030-1031. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27420130006010d

This case of torula meningo-encephalitis is reported as a matter of record and to call attention to the recognition of this condition, rather than because of some unusual feature of the case. The clinical course is fairly representative of torula infection of the central nervous system.

The literature up to 1929 has been reviewed thoroughly by Stone and Sturdivant.1 The differential points between torula infection, oidiomycosis and coccidioidal granuloma were considered in detail by Stoddard and Cutler.2

REPORT OF CASE  G. G., aged 47, a telegrapher, first observed Feb. 10, 1930, was found lying unconscious on the floor by his wife, three weeks previously, just before the usual time to depart for work. Prior to this time his health had been good. After a short time he regained consciousness. There was a total amnesia for events immediately preceding the unconscious state. The patient remained in bed for three