Medical News Volume 68

Medical News Volume 68

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...a slight cough. Rarely there maybe fever or anorexia. As regards the etiology, little is definitely known. It was formerly thought to be secondary to caries of the teeth. Miller states, however, that the diseases of the teeth are due to other parasites, and that in them the leptothrix appears only secondarily. Adults are generally affected, females suffering more frequently than males. Diagnosis.--When one has once seen a case the diagnosis can be made without the microscope. The condition must be distinguished from lacunal tonsilitis, a disease with an acute febrile onset, general constitutional symptoms, swelling and reddening, in which the flecks are soft and friable, readily separable, and easily raised with a probe; from tonsillar concretions, which can be easily enucleated, do not recur after removal and often disappear without treatment; from herpes angina, which invades the arch of the palate; from diphtheria, a disease in which there are severe general and local symptoms. The membrane is firmly adherent, requiring some force for removal, and then leaves a bleeding surface. Cultural methods establish the diagnosis; from syphilitic plaques; from tuberculosis; from thrush or soor; from pemphigus. Course.--Generally very obstinate. The plugs artificially removed often return; occasionally there is a spontaneous cure. All agree that antiseptic solutions and astringents are insufficient. The best results are obtained by removal with forceps and cauterization. The following illustrates well the main characteristics of the disease: Miss M., aged eighteen years; consulted me on September 16, 1894. In December, 1890, she suffered from a severe attack of diphtheria which seemed to have left the throat hypersensitive, since more

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  • Paperback | 676 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,188g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697235X
  • 9781236972354