Gonorrhoea and Its Complications in the Male and Female

Gonorrhoea and Its Complications in the Male and Female

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...are seen. 7. Spirochaette. Gram-negative and slender. 8. The ordinary pyogenic staphylococci and streptococci are also found. It will be seen that we have here a flora with a sufficiently mischievous potentiality requiring only the production of a lesion to give its pathogenic members their opportunity. Regular cleansing' has a marked effect in reducing the numbers of these organisms, and, on the other hand, phimosis favours their growth. Balano-preputial inflammation may arise from causes other than venereal infection, and it may also be produced by venereal infection in which the gonococcus plays no part; but at the moment we are only concerned with the condition as a complication of gonococcal urethritis. The presence of a urethritis, in cases where the urethra cannot be inspected, can be proved by the appearance of the urine passed after a thorough syringing of the preputial cavity. Gonorrhoeal balanitis may be acute or chronic, and the symptoms and treatment of acute disease depend upon the relationship of the prepuce to the glans. Symptoms of acute balanitis with phimosis.---In this condition the long prepuce, with its narrowed orifice, forms a sac in which the urethral discharge tends to stagnate, and the irritation set up by the gonotoxine produces an acute diffuse inflammation of the whole balano-preputial surface, which becomes swollen and oedematous, reducing still further the lumen of the orifice and preventing drainage. VVhen the inflammation is intense one or more areas of necrosis may eventuate with a perforation, usually on the dorsal surface, through which the glans may present.. The treatment may be expectant or operative. Ewpectant treatment consists of rest in bed with elevation of the penis, and frequent cleansing of...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236982967
  • 9781236982964