Pediatrics Volume 9-10

Pediatrics Volume 9-10

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Taking these axioms as his text, he speaks of convulsions in children as an example of a symptom which may be due to a great variety of causes. In the first place we have the ordinary convulsions, due to the presence of some febrile disease--convulsions which are said to take the place of chills in children. Next we have the afebrile type of convulsions. The causes of them are, in the order of frequency, epilepsy, uremia and intestinal autointoxication. Extrinsic poisons may, however, produce similar attacks, and one of these poisons is lead. The author reports two cases where the use of Hebra's ointment (consisting of one part litharge and four parts of olive oil) was used in the treatment of eczema of the scalp for some time, and where the patients showed symptoms of lead poisoning in the shape of general convulsions. The first of these was a child of 4 months, who died suddenly in an attack of afebrile convulsions, with no other apparent cause than the fact that for four weeks preceding the attack it had been treated by applications of Hebra's ointment. No autopsy was allowed. ' The second case was a boy, aged 6 years, who had been treated with the same ointment, and was suddenly seized with a severe attack of convulsions. The urine contained for two days a moderate quantity of albumin, casts and leucocytes. No other cause for this transient nephritis was found. The writer noticed that the faces of infants who had been treated' with Hebra's ointment for a prolonged period would frequently assume an ashy white tint. The use of this remedy was, therefore, restricted in his clinic; the mothers were told to bring children so treated for inspection at least once a week, and to look out for colic, constipation and pallor. more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751302
  • 9781236751300