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Neurological Complications of So-called “Influenza”: A Winter Study in South-east Wales

Br Med J 1971; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5745.369 (Published 13 February 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;1:369
  1. C. E. C. Wells

    Abstract

    Acute neurological disorder followed an upper respiratory infection in 19 patients in south-east Wales during the winter of 1969-70. Spinal and radicular syndromes predominated and included seven cases of transverse myelopathy. Serological tests suggested that the preceding infection was due to influenza A virus in eight cases, to other viruses in six, and were negative in five.

    Footnotes

    • * Based on a communication to the Society of Physicians in Wales at Portmeirion on 8 May 1970.