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November 1929

TYPHOID NEURITIS OF THE RECURRENT NERVES WITH CONSEQUENT PARALYSIS OF THE LARYNGEAL DILATORS: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

Associate Professor at the University of Montreal; Physician to the Notre-Dame Hospital MONTREAL, CANADA

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(5):513-515. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620080077006
Abstract

Cases of paralysis of the vocal cords as the result of infectious neuritis following typhoid fever are excessively rare. The majority of authors do not mention this complication, though they describe laryngotyphus. Therefore, I believe it will be interesting to publish the following facts and to discuss the etiology of the lesions observed, recalling the causes capable of producing a paralytic disturbance of phonation.

REPORT OF A CASE

On Feb. 22, 1928, I was urgently called to the Notre-Dame Hospital to attend a patient who was choking. I learned that he had just been admitted in the service of Professor Lesage for typhoid fever dating from some time past.

On examination, I observed a double paralysis of the vocal cords, which were in the paramedian position. The glottis was reduced to a narrow cleft, and the dyspnea was alarming. The larynx was lightly infiltrated; however, there was no ulceration

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