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October 1941

El sindromo neuro-psiquico y las manifestaciones neurológicas de la fiebre tifoidea en el niño.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;62(4):900. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000160201019

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This study of the neuropsychiatric syndrome of typhoid fever in children is based on an examination of 41 patients of a total of 970. The syndrome consists largely of intense drowsiness, with early meningeal reactions; delirium, and, frequently, real psychosis. The outlook is good, but death can occur, and sometimes there are sequelae. Histologic studies in 1 case showed hypertrophy and hyperplasia of the glia cells in the entire cerebral cortex. Treatment is symptomatic.

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