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April 12, 1941

TORULA MENINGOENCEPHALITIS: REPORT OF A CASE; OBSERVATION OF THE CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, N. Y.; SYRACUSE, N. Y.
From the Department of Bacteriology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the Department of Medicine, Syracuse University College of Medicine.

JAMA. 1941;116(15):1633-1635. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820150023007
Abstract

Instances of proved torulosis are rare. In Johns and Attaway's summary,1 published in 1933, 46 cases of torulosis were described of which only 31 had occurred in the United States. In discussing Cabot's case2 Mallory stated in 1934 that he had seen an unpublished manuscript in which approximately 80 cases of torulosis were mentioned. Since then about 15 additional cases have been reported. The diagnosis was established before death in only about half of these cases, but the disease was not even suspected in a considerable number until an examination of microscopic sections had revealed the true nature of the condition.

The case which is the subject of our report was somewhat unusual because of the fact that the etiologic agent was demonstrated early in the course of illness and because of the relative acuteness of the disease. Only three other reported instances of torulosis have been of

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