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Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Obstruction Of The Intestine In The Child Is Rarely Clue To Any Other Cause Than Intussusception Or Invagination Of The Bowel. Although Any Form Of Mechanical Obstruction Met With In The Adult May Conceivably Arise In The Young Subject, Such Lesions Are So Uncommon In Early Life That When ...

Intestinal Worms
Intestinal Worms. The Many Varieties Of Parasitic Worms Which Infest The Alimentary Canal In Childhood, Three Only Are Of Special Practical Importance From Giving Rise To Disturbance Or Distress. These Are :—the Small Thread-worm, The Long Round-worm And The Tape-worm. There Is One Other, The Large Thread-worm (tricocephalus Dispar), Which ...

Jaundice
Jaundice Is Common In Early Life. This Symptom May Be Found In Children As A Consequence Of The Same Causes Which Produce It In The Adult. There Is In Addition A Special Form Of Jaundice Seen In New-born Babies Which Is Called Icterus Neonatorum. It Will Be Therefore Convenient First ...

Laryngismus
Laryngismus Smmumus (child-crowing, Spasm Of The Glottis, Internal Con Vulsion) Is Very Common In England. The Complaint Is A Form Of Convul Sive Seizure Which Is Limited To The Muscles Of Respiration. Sometimes It Affects Exclusively The Muscles Of The Glottis ; In Other Cases It May Impli Cate Also ...

Laryngitis
Laryngitis. Of The Larynx Is A Not Uncommon Affection In Childhood. The Disease May Occur As A Simple Catarrh Of The Larynx Or As A More Se Vere Inflammation Resulting From A Burn Or Scald. In These Cases It Is Of Course A Primary Lesion. It May Also Occur Secondarily ...

Leiicocythemia
Leiicocythemia (leukhmia), Although A Rare Disease In Childhood, Is Oc Casionally Seen In The Young Subject, And Therefore May Be Shortly De Scribed. The Disease Is Characterised By Great Excess Of The Leucocytes Of The Blood, Enlargement Of The Spleen, Sometimes Of The Lymphatic Glands, And A Morbid State Of ...

Measles
Measles (rubeola Or Morbili) Is One Of The Commonest Infectious Fevers To Which Children Are Liable ; And Few Persons Arrive At Adult Years Without Having Suffered From An Attack. It Affects Children Of All Ages, And Is Far From Uncommon In Infants. Scattered Cases Of Measles May Be Found ...

Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum Contagiosum. Contagiosum Is A Disease More Common In Childhood Than In After-life. It Is Often Seen In London Children, Especially Amongst The Poor, But Appears To Be Less Prevalent In Country Districts, Or Even In Other Large Towns In England. The Contagious Nature Of The Disease Is Now Well ...

Offickm Pcm Or
Offickm-pcm Or Varicella Is Seldom Seen Except In Young Subjects. It Is An Infectious Disorder Which Occurs Generally In Epidemics, And Attacks By Preference Children Aged From Two To Six Years. At One Time It Was Sup Posed To Be A Form Of Modified Small-pox, But Few Are Now Of ...

Otitis And Its Consequences
Otitis And Its Consequences. In The Child Is A Common Disease, And May Lead To Very Serious Con Sequences On Account Of The Facility With Which Inflammation Can Extend From The Tympanic Cavity To The Interior Of The Skull. During The First Few Years Of Life The Mastoid Process Is ...

Paralysis Of The Portio
Paralysis Of The Portio Dura. Paralysis From Affection Of The Portio Jura Of The Seventh Nerve May Be A Mild• Or Severe Complaint According To The Cause On Which The Paralysis Depends. It Is Common Enough In Children, And In Them Is Fre Quently A Sign Of Severe And Perhaps ...

Paroxysmal Dyspncea
Paroxysmal Dyspncea. Is A Symptom Frequently Met With In Early Life. The Term Does Not Denote Merely Increased Rapidity Of Breathing. The Respiratory Move Ments May Be Hurried Without The Patient's Being Sensible Of Any Unusual Effort In The Act Of Breathing Or Of Suffering From Imperfect Aeration Of The ...

Piiiipura
Piiiipura Is A Diseased Condition In Which Extravasations Of Blood Take Place Into The Skin And The Substance Of The Viscera, And Blood May Be Poured Out From Many Mucous Surfaces And Into The Serous Cavities. When The Extravasation Takes Place Into The Skin It Is Called Purpura Simplex ; ...

Pleurisy
Pleurisy Is A Very Common Disease In Young Subjects, And One Which, Al Though Seldom Immediately Fatal, Often Produces Remote Consequences Of A Very Serious Kind. In Childhood The Effused Fluid Becomes Purulent At A Very Early Period ; And The Retention In The Chest-cavity Of A Collection Of Purulent ...

Post Natal Atelectasis
Post-natal Atelectasis. The Form Of Collapse Of The Lung Which Occurs In Infants Whose Lungs Have Been Fully Expanded At Birth Is A Very Common Lesion. It Occurs Almost Invariably In The Course Of A Pulmonary Catarrh, And Is One Of The Accidents Which Render This Form Of Derangement So ...

Or Megrim
Megrim, Or Migraine, Is A Functional Nervous Disorder Which Gives Rise To Severe Headache And Other Nervous Phenomena, And Often To Nausea And Bilious Vomiting. The Derangement Is A Not Uncommon One In Child Hood, Eopecially Amongst Growing Boys. Treatment Is Of Peculiar Impor Tance At This Age, For If ...

Or Pharyngitis
Pharyngitis, Or Sore Throat, Is Common At All Ages, And Is A Frequent Com Plaint In Early Life. The Disorder May Be Met With As A Simple Catarrh Of Mucous Membrane ; As An Inflammation Affecting Especially The Mucous Follicles ; As An Eruption Of Herpes In The Pharynx, Or ...

Or Viilvitis
Viilvitis, Or Vulvo-vaginitis (for The Catarrhal Inflammation Of The Mucous Membrane Often Penetrates For Some Distance Into The Vaginal Canal), Is Very Common In Little Girls. The Complaint May Be Seen At A Very Early Age, Even During The First Few Months Of Life ; But Is More Common In ...

Or Whooping Cough
Whooping-cough, Or Pertussis, Is An Infectious Disorder In Which Catarrh Of The Air-passages Is Combined With Nervous, Symptoms Which May Assume Very Serious Proportions. The Affection Occurs In Epidemics And May At Tack The Youngest Infants : Indeed, Sometimes It Appears Immediately After Birth. In Such Young Children Whooping-cough, Even ...