Skin Diseases, Including Their Definition, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Morbid Anatomy and Treatment; A Manual for Students and Practitioners

Skin Diseases, Including Their Definition, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Morbid Anatomy and Treatment; A Manual for Students and Practitioners

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...that several modern observers are of the opinion that it is merely an abnormal form of eczema, in which there is little or no exudation. Hutchinson believes that the essential features of the disease are 'its occurrence in healthy persons, its proneness to become universal, and its non-amenability to treatment.' 'If, then, a person in good health should, without obvious cause, become the subject of a skin disease which should spread rapidly and very widely, involving the whole surface, and this eruption should prove to be uninfluenced by treatment, I would not care much whether the skin was dry or moist, whether it began as vesicles, papules, or erythematous patches, whether it were pruriginous or not. Such a malady would be probably, so far as causes are concerned, a close ally of pityriasis rubra' ('Clinical Lectures, ' 1879). The hard and fast lines drawn by Hebra, which would exclude from the category of pityriasis rubra all cases which do not conform exactly to the above description, cannot be sustained in practice, because cases differing somewhat from the typical form of pityriasis rubra, both in the character and the severity of the eruption and in the nature of their course, are not unfrequently met with. L Diagnosis.--From psoriasis and lichen ruber it may be at once separated by the absence of any infiltration, while the intense reddening of the surface enables it to be distinguished from pityriasis simplex or ichthyosis. The absence of moisture marks a difference from all varieties of eczema, and, further, the large extent of surface involved, the tenderness of the skin, and the absence of the characteristic papules definitely separate it from eczema squamosum, which is, moreover, essentially a local affection, while pityriasis rapidly..show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236591463