Presence of a Parasitic Agent in Various Intracranial Tumours of Man

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IN a preliminary communication1, one of us (C. J.) reported how, by following up indications that gliomas of the domestic fowl arise as foci of chronic inflammation and appear to be a response to the presence of some irritant influence, he was led to the demonstration of a parasitic agent associated with the lesions of glioma and encephalitis in this species. Bodies (A, B, C and D) were described and illustrated which were claimed to be phases of a pleomorphic parasite, while others (E) were strongly suspected, and still others considered possibly to represent further phases. In glioma and in chronic disseminated encephalitis, it was the C and D bodies that were especially demonstrated, while the A and B bodies tended to be more characteristic of purulent encephalitis.

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    Jackson, C., Nature [161, 441 (1948)].

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KRYNAUW, R., JACKSON, C. Presence of a Parasitic Agent in Various Intracranial Tumours of Man. Nature 162, 147–148 (1948) doi:10.1038/162147a0

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