ALFRED GORDON, F.A.C.P.
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It is pretty well established that the virus of encephalitis lethargica may invade any area of the central nervous system but has a special affinity for the striatal region in the mid-brain. The Parkinsonian symptom-group is the usual clinical expression of this localization. As to the so-called sequelae, the literature shows a multiplicity of phenomena. The sensory system, the special sense organs, the motor system, the vegetative nervous system, the psychic functions—all may show morbid alterations. Some of these various manifestations are rare or very rare, while others are common. Hyperkinetic phenomena are the most frequent. Since, in some cases,
GORDON A. LATE RECRUDESCENCE IN ENCEPHALITIS LETHARGICA WITH SUCCESSION OF NEW MANIFESTATIONS AT INTERVALS OF YEARS; THE PROBLEM OF PROGNOSIS(LATE RECRUDESCENCE IN ENCEPHALITIS LETHARGICA WITH SUCCESSION OF NEW MANIFESTATIONS AT INTERVALS OF YEARS; THE PROBLEM OF PROGNOSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1936;9:1725–1728. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-12-1725
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(12):1725-1728.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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