STEWART H. JONES, M.D.; GUSTAVUS H. KLINCK JR., M.D.
Approximately 80 cases of Torula histolytica meningitis have been reported since 1861, when, according to Freeman,1 Zenker recorded what was probably the first case. Less than half of the cases have been recognized before
death.2 It has been mistaken for tuberculous meningitis, brain abscess, brain tumor, encephalitis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and dementia paralytica. Torula histolytica is widely distributed in nature, having been isolated from wasp nests, stems of grasses and plants, bodies of insects, canned butter and milk.3, 4 Lesions such as localized dorsolumbar abscess,5 pelvic and inguinal abscess,6 and nasopharyngeal ulcers7 have been caused by Torula histolytica. Some8, 9 are
JONES SH, KLINCK GH. TORULA HISTOLYTICA (CRYPTOCOCCUS HOMINIS) MENINGITIS: CASE REPORT AND THERAPEUTIC EXPERIMENTS1. Ann Intern Med. 1945;22:736–745. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-5-736
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(5):736-745.
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