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L. D., a hospital orderly 25 years of age, was using alcohol in excess. He had never been in any occupation which could have exposed him to lead. On February 24, 1934, he was given 1500 units of tetanus anti-toxin because of a laceration of the sole of the foot. One week later, he complained of severe pain in the neck and in both arms. Examination showed the muscles of the arms tender and in some degree of spasm. The diagnosis of polyneuritis was made. On April 3, examination showed left wrist drop; no anesthesia. The wrist drop persisted several
BRAHDY L. MUSCULO-SPIRAL PARALYSIS AFTER SERUM INJECTION (RECURRING AFTER SECOND INJECTION)*. Ann Intern Med. 1938;11:1911–1912. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-11-10-1911
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