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April 1927

POSTDIPHTHERITIC PARALYSIS: THE CEREBROSPINAL FLUID IN LOCAL AND GENERAL FORMS

Author Affiliations

BROOKLYN
From the Kingston Avenue Hospital, Department of Health, New York City.

Am J Dis Child. 1927;33(4):610-617. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130160062006
Abstract

The literature contains few reports on the spinal fluid in postdiphtheritic paralysis, and these refer to records usually of only one or two cases, with investigation restricted to the routine examination for albumin, sugar and cells. Among the authors who have contributed data on the subject are De Massary, Dufour, Comby and Netter,1 Marfan,2 Rohmfeld, Chauffard and Le Conte,3 Ravout and Krolinetsky,4 Hallez and Lortat-Jacob5 and Regan.6 De Lavergne7 has recently given quantitative sugar determinations in three cases, and Regan and Wilson8 have reported the reactions encountered with Lange's colloidal gold test.

It is not too much to say that the extent of the involvement of the nervous system manifest in the many cases of the more severe forms of postdiphtheritic paralysis is an indication for the more careful study of the spinal fluid, not only from the point of view of

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