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Vaccinial Encephalitis.

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By VIETS HENRY R., WARREN SHIELDS. . (The New England Journal of Medicine. , March, 1931; , P. 475.).

Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(10):1353. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-10-1353
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The cerebrospinal complications of anti-smallpox vaccination have now been reported in sufficient numbers to designate the syndrome definitely as vaccinial (or post-vaccinal) encephalitis. This disease was first reported by Lucksch from Czechoslovakia in 1924, although it had been studied by Turnbull and McIntosh as early as 1912. Three examples, two with post mortem examination, are added in the paper under review to the brief list found in American literature. The most striking clinical feature of these cases, in conformity with those published by others, is the uniformity of the onset, course and other time relations of the symptoms. The first




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