STANLEY MARCUS, M.D.; ROBERT V. MILLER JR., M.D.
Trichinosis infests about one third of the American people as shown by autopsy studies.1 It has been estimated to cause 16,000 clinically apparent cases yearly, with a 5% mortality rate.1 Innumerable clinical patterns appear because symptomatology varies with the number of trichinae ingested, host resistance and sites of dissemination. The classic pattern has been well delineated.2, 3 The following unusual case is presented to reëmphasize the need for including this entity more frequently in the differential diagnosis of obscure cases, and to describe the electromyographic findings, hitherto unreported in this disease.
A 30 year old Negro was admitted
MARCUS S, MILLER RV. AN ATYPICAL CASE OF TRICHINOSIS WITH REPORT OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC FINDINGS1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:615–622. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-3-615
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(3):615-622.
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