Manson's tropical diseases (Google eBook)

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W. Wood & Company, 1921 - 960 pages
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Page 600 - Filaria not-tunia are abscess ; lymphangitis ; varicose groin glands ; varicose axillary glands ; lymph scrotum ; cutaneous and deep lymphatic varix ; orchitis ; chyluria ; elephantiasis of the leg, scrotum, vulva, arm, mamma, and elsewhere ; chylous dropsy of the tunica vaginalis ; chylous ascites ; chylous diarrhoea, and probably other forms of disease depending on obstruction or varicosity of the lymphatics, or on death of the parent filaria.
Page 28 - ... of parasites giving; rise to it. If all the parasites present are of nearly the same age, they mature approximately simultaneously and we have an intermittent ; if they are of different ages, they mature at different times scattered over the twenty-four hours and we have whait was known as a remittent.
Page 228 - In from 24 to 36 hours the temperature has reached 103-4 F. It keeps about this point for a day longer, and then begins to fall, with or without epistaxis, vomiting, sweating or diarrhoea, reaching the normal about the end of the third or beginning of the fourth day.
Page 512 - ... are superadded. The fingers and toes ulcerate and drop off, or they become distorted and atrophied ; or the phalanges are absorbed, the hands and feet becoming reduced to useless stumps. A peculiar goat-like smell is emitted by the ulcerating, decaying body. Altogether, the blind, lame, unhappy wretch still retaining his intellect but devoid of every sense except that of hearing, breathing with difficulty through a stenosed larynx, and racked by neuralgic pains and irregular outbursts of...
Page 248 - The hygienic conditions which advancing civilisation has brought in its train have forced back these two diseases from Europe, where at one time they were even more prevalent than they are in their tropical and subtropical haunts at the present day. They are typical examples of that large group of acute and chronic germ diseases whose spread depends on social and hygienic, rather than on climatic, conditions, and more especially on filth and overcrowding ; conditions which nowadays are found...
Page 371 - ... the hands and the soles of the feet. As a rule there is no marked permanent elevation of temperature, but periods of slight fever occur irregularly. Two or three months after onset symptoms abate and, although the skin remains dark-coloured and rough, the disease appears to have come to an end. Next spring, however, the whole series of phenomena recurs in a more severe form. The eruption assumes a darker colour. The depression of spirits deepens into melancholia, which may have maniacal interludes,...
Page 487 - ... bilious character, particularly morning diarrhoea; but when the limits of physiological hyperaemia are passed, and congestion of a pathological character sets in, the consequent arrest of function will be evidenced by pale stools, perhaps diarrhoea of a pale, watery, frothy, fermenting character. Other symptoms of this condition are headache, furred tongue, scanty, high-coloured, loaded urine, a feeling of weight or fullness, or even of pain, in the region of the liver, and a probable extension...
Page 288 - It would also appear that soldiers on the march contract the disease in passing through uninhabited country, in spite of the fact that the camp may be pitched in spots which, presumably, have never been occupied by man before, and although the men may have drunk only of water from springs and streams that were beyond suspicion of fwcal contamination.

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