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Acute Infantile Spinal Paralysis
Acute Infantile Spinal Paralysis. Infantile Spinal Paralysis, Or Acute Anterior Polio-myelitis, Is.not, As Was Formerly Supposed, A Disease Peculiar To Childhood. It Is Now Known To Occur Also In Adults, Although In Them Much More Rarely Than In Younger Persons. This Lesion Constitutes The Ordinary Form Of Paralytic Affection To ...

Acute Peritonitis
Acute Peritonitis. Peritonitis May Occur In Childhood At Any Age. It May Be Pres Ent In The Fcetus, Usually As A Consequence Of Syphilis, And Is Then A Frequent Cause Of Miscarriage. It May Arise In The- New-born Infant As A Result Of Pyamic Infection, And Is Invariably Fatal. It ...

Acute Phthisis
Acute Phthisis. Acute Phthisis, Or " Galloping Consumption," Is Not Uncommon In Early Life. The Term Is Sometimes Used To Include Cases Of Acute Pulmonary Tuberculosis. It Is, However, More Properly Restricted To Cases Of Rapid Catarrhal Pneumonia Where, As A Result Of An Acute Inflammatory Process, The Air-cells Become ...

Acute Rheumatism
Acute Rheumatism. Inflammation Of The Fibrous Tissues Is A Common Affliction In Early Life. In Childhood, Indeed, There Appears To Be A Peculiar Tendency To Rheumatism ; And In Young People The Disease May Assume Very Special Characters. The Joints Are ,generally Affected, But Other Fibrous Structures Suffer As Well. ...

Acute Tuberculosis
Acute Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis Is An Acute Febrile General Disease Which Arises, In Most Cases, As A Consequence Of Special Hereditary Predisposition. The Dis Ease Expresses Itself Anatomically By The Formation Of The Miliary Nodule Known As The Gray Granulation In The Various Organs Of The Body. This Nodule Is In ...

Ague
Ague. Who Live In Malarious Districts Are Not Exempt From Ague ; Indeed, In Early Life The System Is Said To Be Particularly Susceptible To The Action Of The Malarious Poison. During Infancy And Up To The Age Of Five Or Six Years, The Fever May Assume Peculiar Characters, And ...

Amyloid Liver
Amyloid Liver. Albuminoid, Or Lardaceous Degeneration Is A Common Lesion In The Child, And The Liver Is Often Found To Be Enlarged From This Cause. The Liver, However, May Not Suffer Alone. The Spleen Commonly, And The Kidney Frequently, Are Also Affected ; And Often There Is A Similar Condition ...

Anemia
Anemia Deterioration In The Quality Of The Blood, Combined Often With Deficiency In Its Quantity, Is A Common Result In Infancy And Childhood Of Any Con Dition Which Causes A Temporary Failure In The Nutritive Processes. In The Child Anaemia Is Commonly Symptomatic Of Some Discoverable Ill ; For The ...

Aphthous Stomatitis
Aphthous Stomatitis. The Derangement Called Aphthous Stomatitis (follicular Stomatitis Or Aphtbee) Is A Common Source Of Inconvenience To Young Children. It Is Induced Almost Invariably By Derangement Of The Stomach, And Is Often Seen During The Progress Of The First Dentition—a Time At Which So Many Forms Of Gastric And ...

Ascites
Ascites. Accumulation Of Fluid Is Sometimes Met With In The Peritoneal Cavity In The Child As A Result Of Various Causes, And It Is Not Always Easy To Refer The Symptom To Its True Origin. Causation.—in Childhood, As In After Life, Ascites May Be The Consequence Of Peritoneal Inflammation ; ...

Bronchitis
Bronchitis. Of The Mucous Membrane Lining The Air-tubes Is A Com Mon Cause Of Death In Infancy And Childhood. The Disease May Be Danger Ous Not Only In Itself But Through Its Tendency To Be Accompanied By Collapse Of The Lung Or To Pass Into Broncho-pneumonia. In Young Infants Death, ...

Calculus Of The Kidney
Calculus Of The Kidney. Occasional Passage Of Red Sand From The Bladder In Childhood Is Not An Uncommon Occurrence. As A Rule, Little Pathological Significance Is To Be Attached To It. Uric Acid Is Very Liable To Be Formed If Food Is Taken Largely In Excess Of The Requirements Of ...

Catarrhal Pneumonia Or
Catarrhal Pneumonia. Or Lobular Pneumonia, Or Broncho-pneumonia, Is The Common Form Of Inflammation Of The Lung Met With In Infancy, And Is Frequently Seen In Early Childhood. The Disease Is Quite Distinct From The Croupous Form Previously Described, Differing From It In Its Pathology, Its Symptoms, And Its Tendency To ...

Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebral Hemorrhage. Rupture Of Vessels And Effusion Of Blood Into The Brain Is In The Child A Comparatively Rare Accident. In New-born Babies, However, Extravasation Into The Arachnoid Sac (meningeal Haemorrhage) Is Not Uncommon If The Labour Has Been Difficult And Slow. Indeed, Cruveilhier Has Stated That Amongst Still-born Children ...

Cerebral Tumour
Cerebral Tumour. Like Adults, Are Subject To Morbid Formations In The Brain Which May Give Rise To A Variety Of Symptoms According To The Situation Of The Growth. In The Case Of A Child, However, "tumour " Of The Brain Usually Means "tubercle " Of The Brain, For It Is ...

Cerebrospinal Fever
Cerebrospinal Fever. Fever Is A Specific Inflammation Of The Membranes Cover Ing The Brain And Cord. The Malady Is No Mere Local Disorder, But A Blood Disease, Of Which The Inflammatory Affection Of The Meninges Is The Anatomical Expression. It Usually Prevails In Epidemics, And Outbreaks Of The Disease Have ...

Choleraic Diarrhea
Choleraic Diarrhea Is The Most Dangerous Form Of Intestinal Flux To Which Children Are Liable. It Occurs Only During The Summer Months, Runs A Very Rapid Course, Induces In A Few Hours A Startling Change In The Appear Ance Of The Patient, And Often Ends Fatally. The Affection Has Derived ...

Chronic Brights Disease
Chronic Bright's Disease. Disease, Both In The Acute And Chronic Stage, Is Seen In The Child_ The Acute Form Is, However, The More Generally Met With On Account Of The Frequency With Which Scarlatina Occurs In Early Life, And The Tendency Of This Specific Fever To Be Complicated By Acute ...