A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin, for the Use of Students and Practitioners
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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...the entire surface of the body, fadeless under pressure, and usually with coincident relief of the arthritic pain. The subjective sensations are ordinarily trivial. In a fortnight, the eruption may subside, its color undergoing the usual variations from greenish to orange and light yellow; but relapses are common in the course of weeks, with recrudescence of the fever, return of the rheumatoid symptoms, and progressive asthenia. Kaposi describes cases in which there was coincidence of purpura rheumatica with renal haemorrhage, albuminuria, and gangrene of the soft palate in consequence of its over-distention with blood. Cases are also on record where there were cardiac involvement and grave disorder of other viscera. According to Mackenzie,1 the disease occurs in both sexes, more frequently in women however, and between the ages of twenty and thirty, though also at earlier periods of life. The purpuric spots observed by him usually made their appearance regularly in the afternoon or evening, sometimes daily, and often with several days interval, accompanied by pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints. The maculae were at first of a bright reddish hue, but became purplish by the ensuing day. The site of predilection was the extremities, but the eruption in his cases was sometimes more generalized. The lesions displayed this amount of symmetry: if they occurred on one extremity, upper or lower, they would generally be found on the other. As a rule, there were no profuse sweats, unless the attack occurred with rheumatic fever; the joint affections and pyrexia, though distinct, were not severe. Sometimes there was a certain amount of erythema accompanying the haemorrhages; often the eruption was purely hsemorrhagic. The attacks were...
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