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
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DELP MH, SUTHERLAND GF, HASHINGER EH. POST-DIPHTHERITIC POLYNEURITIS: A REPORT OF FIVE CASES WITH ALBUMINOCYTOLOGIC DISSOCIATION SIMULATING GUILLAIN-BARRÉ'S SYNDROME(POST-DIPHTHERITIC POLYNEURITIS: A REPORT OF FIVE CASES WITH ALBUMINOCYTOLOGIC DISSOCIATION SIMULATING GUILLAIN-BARRÉ'S SYNDROME*). Ann Intern Med. 1946;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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