WALTER H. CARGILL JR.; PAUL B. BEESON
It is well known that inflammation of the meninges may occur in Weil's disease, and that meningitis may occasionally be the principal clinical manifestation of that infection.1, 2, 3 More commonly, however, meningeal involvement is evidenced only by abnormal changes in the spinal fluid. In cases observed recently at Grady Hospital, examination of the spinal fluid has revealed positive findings in Weil's disease with sufficient frequency to indicate that the procedure is of value as a diagnostic measure. This is important, in view of the fact that there is no satisfactory test for Weil's disease which is generally available or
CARGILL WH, BEESON PB. THE VALUE OF SPINAL FLUID EXAMINATION AS A DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE IN WEIL'S DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1947;27:396–400. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-3-396
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