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An outbreak of cerebro-spinal fever

by T. J. Maclagan

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Published by Oliver and Boyd in Edinburgh .
Written in English


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Statementby T. J. Maclagan
ContributionsRoyal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
The Physical Object
Pagination34p :
Number of Pages34
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Open LibraryOL26295358M

  Epidemic spotted fever, or cerebrospinal meningitis, was described in detail by Elisha North (–), who reported the Connecticut outbreak of meningococcal infection. Cited by: Note on Cerebro-Spinal Fever: , therefore, that Sydenham should have discovered, in the beginning of , the outbreak of a new fever, different from any that had prevailed for seven years before. The explanation seems to be that a malignant typhus fever, such as might have been discovered in any year in the crowded parishes where the.

Meningitis is inflammation of the membranes (meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord.; Infectious diseases like bacteria or viruses, a fungus, or parasite can cause cases of meningitis can be noninfectious in origin. Headache, fever, and stiff neck are the most common symptoms of meningitis. Confusion or lethargy can also be present.   Acute meningitis is a common infection, predominantly aseptic (82 – 90%), but when of bacterial origin (%),1, 2 it is infrequently associated with severe neurologically sequelae, especially when the diagnosis and treatment are late.3, 4 As it is difficult to distinguish between bacterial and aseptic meningitis in the initial state, most Cited by: 8.

Amid the war, some governments suppressed news of the outbreak. Even as entire battalions were decimated, with both the Allies and the Germans suffering massive casualties, the details of many servicemen's deaths were hidden to protect public morale. Meanwhile, civilian families were being struck down in their homes.   Kano State government has confirmed the outbreak of a strange killer-disease in Dungurawa Village, Dawakin Tofa Local Council, linking the development to outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM).


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An outbreak of cerebro-spinal fever by T. J. Maclagan Download PDF EPUB FB2

During the past few years a considerable amount of progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of cerebro-spinal fever. The outbreak of this disease in England in and the methods adopted to combat it afforded exceptional opportunities for its : Cecil Charles Worster-Drought.

The Lancet OUTBREAKS OF CEREBRO-SPINAL FEVER IN RELATION TO ATMOSPHERIC HUMIDITY: INFLUENCE OF THE HUMIDITY OF OVERCROWDING Arthur Compton M.B.,(R.U.I.),(N.U.I.) EX-CAPTAIN, R.A.M.C.; LATE OFFICER COMMANDING NO MOBILE BACTERIOLOGICAL LABORATORY, E.E.F,; FORMERLY OFFICER IN CHARGE, Cited by: 1.

"CEREBRO-SPINAL FEVER ). - Although serious outbreaks of cerebro-spinal fever had occurred in Belfast inand in Glasgow and Edinburgh in andand although the deaths from cerebro-spinal fever in Scotland in reached 1, yet no considerable outbreak of the disease occurred in England or Wales until the first winter of the World War.

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This book was originally published prior toand represents a reproduction of an important historical work. This video is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue. Watch Queue Queue. cerebrospinal fever: an acute infectious disease of children and young adults, caused by Neisseria meningitidis and characterized by fever, headache, photophobia, vomiting, nuchal rigidity, seizures, coma, and a purpuric eruption.

Even in the absence of meningitis, meningococcemia can induce toxic phenomena such as vasculitis, disseminated. This is a very thorough report of the outbreak of cerebrospinal fever which occurred at the Uxbridge R.A.F.

barracks between January 4th and February 14th, There were altogether twelve cases of the malignant type, six of which ended fatally. All were newly joined recruits between 18 and 23 years.

There was no overcrowding in the barrack rooms, but it was thought that the infection was Cited by: 4. The Lancet CASE OF CEREBRO-SPINAL FEVER, FATAL BY RUPTURE OF SPLEEN. T.J. Maclagan M.D. PHYSICIAN TO THE DUNDEE ROYAL INFIRMARY ; EXAMINER IN MEDICINE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN.

DURING the past winter a good many cases of cerebro-spinal fever (epidemic cerebro-spinal meningitis) have been admitted into the wards of the Dundee : T.J.

Maclagan. Cerebrospinal fever was rare in the British Army prior to World War I. An outbreak of the disease on Salisbury Plain in late posed new challenges. The War Office established the Central Cerebrospinal Fever Laboratory at the Royal Army Medical (RAM) College early in to conduct research, develop diagnostic tests and coordinate the military : Edward J Wawrzynczak.

Define cerebrospinal fever. cerebrospinal fever synonyms, cerebrospinal fever pronunciation, cerebrospinal fever translation, English dictionary definition of cerebrospinal fever. Cerebro-spinal; cerebrospinal fever; cerebrospinal fluid; Cerebro-spinal fluid; cerebrospinal meningitis; Cerebro-spinal meningitis; Cerebro-spinal sclerosis.

Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. The most common symptoms are fever, headache, and neck stiffness.

Other symptoms include confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light or loud noises. Young children often exhibit only nonspecific symptoms, such as Medication: Antibiotics, antivirals, steroids.

Synonyms.—Spotted Fever; Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis; Typhus Syncopalis; Malignant Purpuric Fever. Definition.—An acute, infectious, although but slightly contagious disease, occurring sporadically, endemically, and epidemically, and characterized, anatomically, by hyperemia of the brain and spinal cord, and sometimes attended by a petechial eruption.

In Februaryan outbreak of cérébro-spinal fever was observed in Logone, Chad Territory, French Equatorial Africa. Peculiarities noted were that several cases would occur in different houses of a village on the same day and in different villages of the district on the same day or at brief intervals.

In less than two months it invaded also Moundou and : E. Kernevez. June - Grandson is born. On 3 October four-month-old Grandson contracted Cerebro Spinal fever. December - Robert Paganini dies in Switzerland.

Bequeaths 25% of his estate to Stephen Smith. February - Stephen Smith dies in Calcutta and is buried in Circular Road cemetery.

Thank you for your interest in spreading the word about The BMJ. NOTE: We only request your email address so that the person you are recommending the page to knows that you wanted them to see it, and that it is not junk : T. Maclagan. Cerebrospinal meningitis definition is - inflammation of the meninges of both brain and spinal cord; specifically: an infectious often epidemic and fatal meningitis caused by the meningococcus.

cerebrospinal fever: 1 n meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal Synonyms: brain fever, cerebrospinal meningitis, epidemic meningitis Type of: meningitis infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include.

Define Cerebro-spinal meningitis. Cerebro-spinal meningitis synonyms, Cerebro-spinal meningitis pronunciation, Cerebro-spinal meningitis translation, English dictionary definition of Cerebro-spinal meningitis. a dangerous epidemic, and endemic, febrile disease, characterized by inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord, giving.

Meningococcic (epidemic cerebro-spinal) meningitis is marked by pustular (herpetic) eruptions on the face and lips and by a stellate rash on the extensor surfaces of the arms.

Some forms of meningitis (for example, adenoviral) may be accompanied by muscular pain and intestinal disturbances. The cranial nerves are sometimes involved. “spacing out” in the “spacing out” in the prevention of military epidemics of cerebro-spinal feverCited by: 1. Overview of Cerebrospinal Meningitis.

CSM is a respiratory and contagious disease. Clinical CSM disease was first described by Vieusseux in in Geneva, Switzerland while the causative agent, Neisseria meningitidis was identified by Austrian bacteriologist Anton Weichselbaum in [].Since then, the disease has occurred in epidemic proportions in other parts of the world Cited by: The recent spread of the epidemic of cerebro-spinal meningitis and the appointment of a committee of special investigation by Dr.

Darlington, President of the Health Department, serve to recall.Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless body fluid found in the brain and spinal is produced by specialised ependymal cells in the choroid plexuses of the ventricles of the brain, and absorbed in the arachnoid is about mL of CSF at any one time, and about mL is generated every day.

CSF acts as a cushion or buffer, providing basic mechanical and MeSH: D