Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates

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W. Wood & Company, 1919 - Tropical medicine - 968 pages

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Page 725 - Around joints the thickened integuments are thrown into folds, the comparatively smooth-sided and deep iuterlying sulci permitting limited movement. There is no distinct line of demarcation between healthy and diseased skin. The implicated integuments are hard, dense, pit but slightly if at all on pressure, and cannot be pinched up or freely glided over the deeper parts.
Page 54 - ... 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 what was known as a remittent.
Page 689 - This diurnal periodicity is, under normal conditions, maintained with the utmost regularity for years. Should, however, as Mackenzie has shown, a filarial subject be made to sleep during the day and remain awake at night, the periodicity is reversed ; that is to say, the parasites come into the blood during the day and disappear from it during the night.
Page 453 - The patches of erythema are irregular in outline and intensity. The affected area is swollen and tense, and is the seat of burning or itching sensations, which become particularly acute on exposure to the sun. The congestion disappears completely, but temporarily, on pressure. Petechise are common on the affected parts, and blebs may form with clear, opaque or blood-stained contents of feebly alkaline reaction.
Page 309 - The larvae hatch on the third day, and swim freely for a day or two. The notopodial setae are first formed, appearing from above downwards ; the neuropodial setae appear at the end of the third or beginning of the fourth day. The larvae then secrete a gelatinous tube, sink to the bottom of the vessel, and creep about there. There they lived for more than three weeks, and by the end of that time possessed eleven to twelve setigerous segments.
Page 878 - They, too, vary in ísize from that of a pin's head to that of a pea, and project but little over the surface of the membrane, and are therefore sometimes scarcely visible.
Page 825 - Small intestine of man (Homo sapiens) in America (determined to date, for Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Texas, Porto Rico, Cuba and Brazil) . TYPE SPECIMENS. — No. 3310, BAI, US Dept.
Page 419 - ... before lay men whom he considered by no means seriously ill, certainly not dying. Some day he will come on a patient whom the previous day he thought to be by no means seriously ill, actually in extremis. The poor fellow is propped up in bed...
Page 483 - Fig. 3, which is taken from the Annual Report of the Sanitary Commissioner with the Government of India for...
Page 683 - Filaria nijcturna is very extensive. It has been found as an indigenous parasite in almost every country throughout the tropical and subtropical world, as far north as Spain in Europe and Charleston in the United States of America, and as far south as Brisbane in Australia. In many places — South China, for example — quite 10 per cent., and in other places half, of the population harbour it.

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