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April 3, 1943

ESTIVOAUTUMNAL MALARIA WITH FRONTAL LOBE SYNDROME

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, army OF THE UNITED states; MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

JAMA. 1943;121(14):1150-1152. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.62840140001007
Abstract

Since the mobilization program started there has been a shifting of large numbers of men not only within the country but to many points throughout the world. With this wartime flow of population, and with extension of the war to more and more tropical and subtropical countries, the incidence of malaria can be expected to increase steadily.

Many physicians in the armed forces serving in localities far removed from their home have had limited experience with the disease and have had little opportunity to observe the varied fashions in which it may manifest itself. Members of the medical profession in military service must be familiar with the protean manifestations of malaria so that their function to preserve the fighting strength of our forces will not be impaired.

The following case is reported to illustrate that malaria may manifest itself primarily by a syndrome of disease of the frontal lobe of

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