Present Status of Pediatrics

Present Status of Pediatrics

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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: ...and only occasional bleeding. There is usually only slight fever and no general disturbance, unless the aifection be an index of grave constitutional disease. The removal of any source of irritation to the mouth in nursing or food, with frequent washing of the cavity with pure, cool water, a decoction of mars/zmallow or linseed, or borax and glycerine, generally suflices without a specific remedy. ULCERATIVE STOMATITIS.---Ulceration of the mouth may sometimes follow upon catarrhal stomatitis, but stomacace or "putrid sore mouth," the affection usually known as ulcerative or ulcerous stomatitis, is a primary form of more intense inflammation, resulting in extensive ulceration especially of the gums, accompanied by much fetor of the breath; occasionally apparently contagious, and by some thought to be dependent upon a specific germ, although this is not yet established. The inflammation begins with small white or yellowish points of plastic exudation and ulceration along the gums, spreading irregularly to the buccal surface. The swelling and the grayish-pinky sloughs give the appearance of a deeper ulceration than really exists, nor does this form extend to involvement of the bone, except occasionally on the gums. The saliva is streaked with blood and is profuse; the sub-maxillary and the lymphatic glands of the neck are generally swollen. There will be more peevishness, more fever and more salivation and tenderness than in the simpler inflammation, and the face may be oedematous. lilercury causes in adults a typical picture of this disease, less often also lead, copper, and p/zosp/zorus. Ulcerative stomatitis is distinguished from other diseases of the mouth by the appearance of the gums before uleration begins, by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827740
  • 9781236827746