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Myelitis of the Anterior Horns, Or, Spinal Paralysis of the Adult and Child
E. C. (Edward Constant) B. Seguin
Sin vista previa disponible - 2018
acute adults affection aged anæsthesia anterior horns appeared applied attack autopsy became bed-sore bladder cause cent chronic cloth cold columns complete contractility contractions course December degeneration developed diminished disease electrical enlargement especially examination extended faradic faradic current febrile feet fever Fibres fingers five foot forearms four galvanic ganglion cells gradually granular gray hands horns Idem improvement infantile instances later left leg legs lesion loss lost lower extremities lower limbs marked months movements muscles muscular atrophy myelitis nearly nerve nervous normal noted numbness observed occurred pain palsy paralyzed paralyzed muscles patient poliomyelitis present produces Prof pulse reaction region remained seen Sensibility severe showed side slight spinal cord spinal paralysis symptoms temperature thigh tion toes treatment upper walk wasted weak weeks xlii xliii xvii xviii xxxii xxxix
Página 117 - One authority (Dr. Hammond)* says: "If the muscles can be made to contract with either the induced or the primary currents, the cure is merely a matter of time and patience ; " but I am afraid that this is rather a sanguine expectation. I should give a very guarded prognosis, under these circumstances, in all cases having lasted beyond a year.
Página 17 - October 25, 1874. Patient, when she first came in this year, walked ill with a crutch and stick ; is now able to walk with two sticks (result of education). Cannot stand or walk without help. The patient is a stout and healthy girl, exhibiting nothing abnormal above the hips. Both lower extremities are extensively palsied and much wasted. The left leg (first attacked in 1871) shows no voluntary movement below the knee, with exception of slight separation of the toes. As the patient lies on the bed...
Página 17 - ... of slight separation of the toes. As the patient lies on the bed she is able to raise the extended limb as a whole ; but the strength at knee-joint is small. The thigh is thin and flabby ; the leg is the seat of extreme atrophy, and looks just like the same part in cases of infantile spinal palsy, there being apparently only connective tissue and fat around the bones, the skin being bluish and very cold to the touch. The right lower extremity (paralyzed in 1873) is in a very similar though less...