WITHIN the last twenty years, two types of meningitis in infancy have been described. One is benign lymphocytic meningitis and the other is aseptic purulent meningitis.
As regards their causation, two schools of thought exist. Several authors1 favor a unitary conception, while others2 believe there are a plurality of causes. From our own experience in the past fifteen years, we are inclined toward accepting the latter point of view, at least as far as this region is concerned, because the second type of meningitis has been seen here rarely, while the former has been observed not infrequently. Fifty-six patients with benign lymphocytic meningitis have been treated by us.
Conditions here obviously are entirely different from those prevailing in Europe.
The case reported in this paper is that of a baby with aseptic purulent meningitis, and it was remarkable in these respects: First, the condition occurred immediately subsequent to