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MENINGITIS COMPLICATING MUMPS AND ENCEPHALITIS COMPLICATING MEASLES IN THE SAME CHILD

MORRIS L. BRIDGEMAN, M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1937;53(3):804-805. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.04140100134012.
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MENINGITIS COMPLICATING MUMPS  J. P., a Greek boy aged 6 years, was first admitted to the Doernbecher Memorial Hospital for Children on Nov. 17, 1934. Six days previously he had complained of soreness around his gums and lips on the right side and had had trouble with eating because of pain in the jaw. He was seen two days later, five days before admittance to the hospital, at which time a large swelling over the region of the parotid gland was noted. Both orifices of Stensen's duct were inflamed, and a diagnosis of mumps was made. For the next five days, until he entered the hospital, he continued to have fever, his temperature going up to 104 F., and his appetite was poor. He became irritable and thrashed wildly about on his bed. A few days before entrance to the hospital he complained of extreme pain in his legs, especially

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