Recent years have seen increased interest in postinfectious and postvaccinal encephalitis and realization of the prevalence of bromide poisoning. A case is presented in which these conditions occurred simultaneously.
REPORT OF A CASE
W. W., a 9 year old white boy, was first seen Aug. 2, 1939. The chief complaint was "jerking and twitching" of six weeks' duration.History.—Fifteen weeks earlier he had contracted measles and was moderately ill. He stayed in bed one week but was out of school two weeks longer because of excruciating headaches, which started about a week after the onset of measles. The headaches were severe enough to make him stop whatever he was doing and run to lie down. They occurred every day or two and lasted from three hours to a day. There was occasional nonprojectile emesis. He received pills (nature unknown) for the pain but obtained no relief. After two weeks,
STITT PG. POSTINFECTIOUS ENCEPHALOMYELITIS: REPORT OF ITS OCCURRENCE FOLLOWING MEASLES AND VACCINATION FOR SMALLPOX, WITH COMPLICATING BROMIDE POISONING. Am J Dis Child. 1943;65(4):585–590. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010160069008
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