The Year Book of Pediatrics

The Year Book 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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...tuberculous joints, enlarged glands, spinal disease, and abdominal tuberculosis with tabes mesenterica are essentially diseases of infancy and childhood. A patient with enlarged glands, strumous joints, or spinal disease developing true pulmonary tuberculosis is seldom seen; indeed, clinically they seem antagonistic to each other. In 118 cases of phthisis pulmonalis none was observed with any other gross tuberculous lesion, something unavoidable if the infections were due to one bacillus. In' 500 necropsies on cases of tuberculosis, the lungs were found to be attacked by two distinct varieties of tuberculosis, one of a slow and insidious nature, the other rapid, acute and generally associated with tubercle in other parts of the body. If one compares the appearance of cattle dying with tuberculosis with that of children dying with tabes mesenterica and abdominal tubercle, one is struck with the similarity. From these general clinical and pathologic observations Baw believes that primary intestinal tuberculosis and other tuberculous affections of the serous membranes in children are probably bovine tuberculosis conveyed by milk and not related to the human tuberculosis. Taboo Mesentorica. It is extremely difficult to diagnose exactly the onset of tabes mesenterica, and although it is not to be assumed that many of the cases of diarrhea, wasting an.d general inanition in children are tuberculosis, (1) Medical News, Sept. 19, 1903. tabes mesenterica is, no doubt, far commoner than is generally supposed; moreover, many children receiving a mild infection wl'11Cl1 is confined to the mesenteric glands com pletely recover. The author believes tabes mesenterica is caused by the bovine tubercle bacilli in milk, and has never met a more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829360
  • 9781236829368