Peripheral neuritis. Clinical and physiological observations on a series of twenty cases of unknown etiology


Harvey, A.M.; Kuffler, S.W.; Tredway, J.B.

Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital 77(2): 83-103

1945


The condition described in this paper occurred among men of the United States forces who had served in the tropics. In 16 of the patients the common peroneal nerve was involved, in three the axillary and in one the radial. No known aetiological factor to account for the neuritis could be discovered, and there was no evidence of diphtheria or of vitamin deficiency. In the majority of the patients the condition appeared suddenly, the onset being gradual in only four of the series.