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November 13, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(20):1661. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680200061021

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Malarial Treatment of General Paralysis  Dr. W. Pires discussed before the Neurological Society his experience with malarial therapy in general paralysis. The organism used was Plasmodium vivax. The condition of the patients was so serious that in a number of cases cardiac tonics had to be used. After ten malarial attacks, the infection was easily controlled with quinine. Loss of weight, spleen enlargement, subacute icterus, swelling in the ankles, liver and kidney insufficiency and mental confusion with oneiric vagaries were noted. The effect of the malarial therapy was shown only on the mental symptoms. The blood syndrome remained unchanged. The treatment is followed by more remissions than any other. It should therefore be tried in all cases of general paralysis, especially in the early stages. Contraindications must be carefully determined.

Balzer's Dermatomycosis  Prof. E. Rabello described to the Academy of Medicine a case of disseminated vegetative dermatomycosis he has observed

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