The Acute Contagious Diseases of Childhood

The Acute Contagious Diseases of Childhood

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...resolution of the glands is exceedingly slow.' Submaxillary swelling is next in frequency and may entirely take the place of the ordinary parotid enlargement or may persist in the sub-maxillaries after it has left the parotids. Sub-lingual mumps is still more infrequent. As has already been noted, redness of the pharynx and tonsils accompanies mumps and like erythema may attack the buccal mucous membrane constituting the "stomatite ourlienene" of Guincan which is attended with acid salivation, putaceous patches and a disagreeable breath. Fever is usually moderate in range, but may be attended with anorexia, increased thirst, vomiting and various nervous disturbances such as insomnia, night terrors, delirium and very rarely convulsions. Ordinarily the disease runs an uncomplicated course and sound children ought to reach convalescence in a week, although relapses due to imprudence are not uncommon. In a typical case the enlarged glands ought to quickly return to their normal size in about a week, leaving no induration nor inflammation behind. Suppuration is very exceptional, being always due to secondary infection which might have been prevented by better antisepsis. COMPLICATIONS. Orchitis in the male and ovaritis in the female are the complications chiefly to be dreaded, but these are fortunately infrequent with young children. After puberty it is different, when mastitis may be met with in both boys and girls. Dysentery and peritonitis are exceptional, but possible. Inflammation of the thyroid or lachrymal glands have also been noted, but these do not ordinarily proceed to suppuration. The same is true of the lymphatics of the neck which are apt to become swollen and of slow resolution in scrofulous children, but are without serious import. more

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  • English
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