The Diseases of Infants and Children Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...of cardiac weakness. The Boston City Hospital Cases showed that the mortality was often directly in proportion to the rapidity of the pulse. The development of hemor 1 Royer, Proceedings Phila. County Med. Soc., 1905, XXVI, 80. 1 Jahrbuch f. Kinderheilk., 1900, LII, 56. 'Transac. Am. Fed. Soc., 1896, VIII, 21. Loc. cit.,728 1 Loc. cit. 'Northrup, Loc. cit., p. 24. rhagic conditions makes the prognosis extremely serious. The absence of an increase of the polymorphonuclear cells in the blood has been considered of bad import, although this is not universally admitted. Among serious complications are bronchopneumonia and an unusual degree of albuminuria, of anemia, or of lymphatic enlargement. Postdiphtheritic paralysis generally results favorably if the heart escapes. The combination of measles with diphtheria or the development of one after the other greatly increases the gravity of the case. Scarlet fever occurring as a complication is unfavorable and the case may be readily fatal. If the order is reversed, diphtheria being the complication, the prognosis is not so often affected. The association of diphtheria and typhoid fever is dangerous. Diagnosis. Clinical.--Even without bacteriological examination the diagnosis of diphtheria is usually easy in typical and well-developed cases. Early in the disease or in atypical attacks it may be a matter of great difficulty. It rests, in general, in the case of tonsillar diphtheria upon the rapid development of pseudomembrane which is removed only with difficulty and which leaves a bleeding surface beneath; the reforming of the membrane after removal; its tendency to spread beyond the tonsils; constitutional depression out of proportion to the local symptoms; the frequent presence of albuminuria, ...
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