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October 9, 1967

Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism in the Coma of St. Louis Encephalitis

Author Affiliations

From the Pauline and Adolph Weinberger Laboratory for Cardiovascular Research, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and the Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital.

JAMA. 1967;202(2):145-147. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130150113028

Cerebral flow and metabolism were studied in a 44-year-old patient who was comatose due to St. Louis encephalitis. Although cerebral blood flow was normal, cerebral oxygen uptake was markedly reduced, and he had a significant reduction of arterial carbon dioxide tension.