PATRICK S. MADIGAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; S. U. MARIETTA, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The condition, variously known as infectious neuronitis, polyradiculoneuritis, polyneuritis, myeloradiculitis and polyneuritis pseudomyopathic, undoubtedly occurs more frequently than it is recognized. It appears to have been first discussed by Osler in 1892 under the designation of acute afebrile polyneuritis. Mills mentioned it in 1898 at the time the neuron theory was adopted. In 1916 Patrick noted the occurrence of facial diplegia in the syndrome of polyneuritis. In 1927 Viets mentioned the high total protein content of the spinal fluid as a diagnostic factor.1 There has been considerable discussion at times regarding its terminology, especially directed against the use of the
MADIGAN PS, MARIETTA SU. POLYRADICULONEURITIS, WITH REPORT OF CASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:719–724. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-5-719
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(5):719-724.
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