JOHN K. SPITZNAGEL
It has long been recognized that central nervous system involvement, most frequently aseptic meningitis or meningo-encephalitis, may occur during mumps infection.1, 2, 3, 4 The involvement may be so mild that its presence is manifested only by abnormal findings in the spinal fluid, or it may be quite violent. The meningitis has been generally regarded as benign; however, fatalities and incapacitating sequelae have been attributed to the encephalitic component, which is quite similar to that which occasionally complicates varicella, rubeola and rubella.5 Because no specific treatment has been available, various palliative and supportive measures have been employed. They have not
SPITZNAGEL JK. EFFECTS OF CORTISONE AND ACTH IN MUMPS MENINGO-ENCEPHALITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:61–69. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-1-61
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(1):61-69.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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