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September 1918

CURE OF A SYPHILITIC MENINGITIS BY ARSPHENAMIN AND MERCURY: SYMPTOMS—CONVULSIONS AND INTENSE OPTIC NEURITIS—DEVELOPED AFTER A HEAD INJURY

Am J Dis Child. 1918;16(3):161-164. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1918.01910150030004
Abstract

The writer presents the history of a case of luetic meningitis in a child. The condition, although not unusual, has received scant attention in pediatric literature.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—The child was well up to March 1, 1917, when he fell from the roof of a standing freight car, striking on his head. After the accident he seemed in great pain for several hours. During the night he had a chill and vomited until morning.Two weeks later he commenced to have crying attacks and twitching and pain in the left arm.These emotional attacks increased in severity and were associated with convulsions, which occurred every second night.Four months after the injury (July 10) the patient entered the Buffalo General Hospital as a case of epilepsy. During the first ten days of his stay he had one convulsion, frequent screaming attacks and periods of maniacal excitement. He cried, swore

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