M. A. BLANKENHORN, M.D.
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Nervous and mental symptoms are conspicuous in textbook descriptions of pellagra, but only the more extensive studies describe motor disturbances other than peripheral neuritis. Hemiplegias and paraplegias are described as being rare and generally occurring in the severe and terminal stages. Grinker1 in a recent textbook states briefly that a picture similar to the neurological complications of pernicious anemia may appear but are never as severe or progressive. He states further that the lesions of the nervous system in pellagra are "not irreversible."
With newer methods of treatment, especially with new forms of diet and vitamin concentrates, the severe and
BLANKENHORN MA. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: MOTOR INVOLVEMENT OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM IN PELLAGRA; A REPORT OF 2 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:823–826. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-5-823
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(5):823-826.
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