CLEMENT J. HANDRON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A variety of respiratory disorders are known to develop as a consequence of epidemic encephalitis and most of the reported cases of diaphragmatic tic have been of this character. Other cases have less frequently presented no apparent relation to any acute infectious process but are allied with gastrointestinal and circulatory malfunction. The case reported here is of that group.
A white American female, aged 36 years, was first seen by me on February 15, 1938. Her chief complaint at that time was of a distressing train of events following the ingestion of food which she described as follows:
HANDRON CJ. DIAPHRAGMATIC TIC; A CASE REPORT(DIAPHRAGMATIC TIC; A CASE REPORT*). Ann Intern Med. 1941;14:1909–1915. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-10-1909
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(10):1909-1915.
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