The Ready Reference Handbook of Diseases of the Skin

The Ready Reference Handbook of Diseases of the Skin

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...form formed but one-third of them. Tubermtlar leprosy. Sometimes this form appears suddenly without prodromata, but usually for days, weeks, or months before the disease frankly declares itself the patient is out of health. He feels indefinitely ill, depressed, and listless; he has dyspepsia and diarrhoea; he is weak, chilly, and suffers from profuse sweating. There may be nose-bleed. Then a remittent fever of malarial _type appears. This fever may occur without the other prodromata, and may recur with each new outbreak of tubercles. After a time an erythematous eruption appears upon the face, ears, the forearms, and thighs. It consists of purplish or mahogany-red, slightly raised, hyperaesthetic, smooth, shiny patches, of one or several inches in diameter, usually of oval form. The eruption may fade entirely away, to appear again with a fresh outbreak of fever. After some three to six months of the exanthem the tubercles appear, either upon the sites of the previous lesions, or quite independently of them. They begin as pinhead-sized pink papules that enlarge to split-pea-or even to hen's-egg-size, yellowish-brown tubercles. If a number of these run together, large infiltrated patches are formed of irregular shape and nodular surface. Then infiltrations may also arise by an increased deposit of leprous material in the macules, for the macules themselves are formed of leprous material and are not simply erythematous lesions. Sometimes the infiltrated patches that arise fi'om the macules may assume ring-shapes, by clearing up in the centers. The tubercles are completely anaesthetic. They may come anywhere, but are most commonly seen in the eyebrows, lobes of the ears, the face generally, and upon the extremities. They are rare on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843738
  • 9781236843739