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Title: A comparison of clinical findings in fifty cases of non-paralytic poliomyelitis with two outbreaks of acute infective encephalitis, which were not due to acute poliomyelitis
Author: Cameron, Donald
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1957
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The occurrence of two epidemics of benign infective virus encephalitis in 1955 and 1956, in the Cambridge area, has been described and compared with a series of cases of non-paralytic poliomyelitis. It was not found possible to establish a differential diagnosis in individual cases as a result of clinical findings alone, but a study of the epidemiological pattern was of considerable help in the differentiation of the three main groups of cases described. Virus investigations proved that the Bourn epidemic was due to Type 9 of the E.C.H.O. group of viruses. This virus work was carried out by Dr. Donald M. McLean, at that time Harrison Watson Student, Clare College, Cambridge. Poliomyelitis virus investigations of the Bishop's Stortford cases were done by members of the Regional Public Health Laboratory, Cambridge. The cases on which the findings in this thesis are based were admitted to Brookfields Hospital, Cambridge, the infectious diseases unit of the United Cambridge Hospitals, of which I am Physician-in-Charge. A list of references is appended. It is submitted that epidemics of acute infective encephalitis are becoming increasingly prevalent in recent years. In some instances these occur simultaneously with cases of acute poliomyelitis.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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