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Torula Infection: A Review and Report of Two Cases.

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By WATTS JAMES W.. , M.D. (Am. Jr. Path.. , 1932; , viii:, 167.-192.)


Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(3):451. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-3-451_3
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Since Stoddard and Cutler pointed out the necessity of bearing torula infection in mind in patients with increased intracranial pressure without localizing signs, chronic meningitis, or other obscure cerebral conditions, the number of cases recognized has steadily increased. The first of the two here reported was in a woman, 32 years of age, in whom the infection was generalized although the symptoms were almost entirely cerebral. At autopsy a remarkable collection of pathological changes was found in the brain: diffuse meningitis, granulomas in the meninges, marked endarteritis and proliferation of adventitial elements of the meningeal vessels, an infarct in the

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