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Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(2):410-412. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-11-2-410
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In 1925 Wallgren1 collected and described under the term "acute aseptic meningitis" a group of cases of meningitis which began abruptly and ran a benign course, which showed a lymphocytosis in the cerebrospinal fluid from which no bacteria could be isolated by smear or culture, and in which the recognized diseases capable of causing this symptom complex could be excluded. Since this publication many similar cases have been reported both in America and in Europe, and the condition is evidently not uncommon.

The clinical picture has varied considerably. The onset may be preceded by symptoms of an acute respiratory infection,


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