HENRY G. MILLER; JAMES L. GIBBONS
It is the purpose of this paper to report three cases of recurrent encephalomyelitis seen recently in Newcastle. The patients were children between the ages of 11 and 14 and they came from a single family. There is suggestive evidence that their acute illness responded to treatment with ACTH, and some evidence that the administration of antihistaminic drugs may have exercised a prophylactic effect.
That acute disseminated encephalomyelitis may relapse or recur has been known since the studies of Redlich.1 True recurrence is very rare indeed when the initial encephalomyelitic illness follows a specific fever, though an example is reported
MILLER HG, GIBBONS JL. FAMILIAL RECURRENT ENCEPHALOMYELITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:755–764. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-4-755
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(4):755-764.
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