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PERIPHERAL NEURITIS COMPLICATED BY MASSIVE COLLAPSE OF THE LUNG FOLLOWING TONSILLECTOMY

HAROLD V. DWYER, M.D.
Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;46(5):833-840. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140170094008.
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The following case is submitted because of a threefold point of interest, i.e.: (1) the development of a multiple peripheral nerve paralysis in the presence of an existing renal tuberculosis; (2) the occurrence of massive collapse of the lung following tonsillectomy, and (3) the clearing up of the paralyses following removal of the foci of infection.

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History.  —A white man, aged 39, an ironworker, entered the hospital on Aug. 31, 1928, complaining of weakness of the arms and paralysis of the legs of a gradually progressive nature. He dated the onset of his symptoms about two and a half months prior to his admission, and stated that it followed his recovery from an attack of left lobar pneumonia. The early symptoms consisted of a tingling sensation in the fingers and toes followed in three weeks by weakness, which first appeared in the knees. A gradually increasing loss

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