MAHLON H. DELP; GEORGE F. SUTHERLAND; EDWARD H. HASHINGER
It seems highly probable that many cases of diphtheritic polyneuritis are being improperly designated as a primary neurological disease, and being erroneously catalogued variously as: infectious polyneuritis, radiculoneuronitis, or Guillain-Barré's syndrome. Review of the present literature and personal observation in retrospect adds confirmation to this belief. We are here reporting five cases manifesting several interesting features with one common finding—albumino-cytologic dissociation—in order to emphasize the ease with which they could have been dismissed in a like manner. In all respects these cases satisfy the original criteria set up by Guillain, Barré and Strohle1 of polyneuritis, normal spinal fluid cell counts
DELP MH, SUTHERLAND GF, HASHINGER EH. POST-DIPHTHERITIC POLYNEURITIS: A REPORT OF FIVE CASES WITH ALBUMINOCYTOLOGIC DISSOCIATION SIMULATING GUILLAIN-BARRÉ'S SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:618–628. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-4-618
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(4):618-628.
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