The Diseases Of The Respiratory Organs, Acute And Chronic (volume 1-2)

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byWilliam Francis Waugh

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... LARYNGISMUS STRIDULUS. Spasmodic croup occurs most frequently in children under one year of age; rarely after the fifth year. Rickets frequently coexists. The attacks may be induced by temper, or by the causes of catarrh. The dyspnea is due to adductor spasm from reflex causes. Acute catarrhal laryngitis may coexist. Symptoms. A sudden attack of dyspnea occurs, at any hour, with crowing inspiration and cyanosis. There is no fever, cough or hoarseness. The paroxysm lasts but a few moments, and if severe may induce general convulsions. It may occur at any hour, several times in the same day. The attacks are commonly termed "kinks." and the child believed to hold the breath purposely when crossed. Occurring in the course of laryngeal catarrh, the child's breathing becomes harsh, it coughs and awakes with dyspnea, the attacks continuing for an hour or more. Diagnosis. Membranous croup is continuous, not paroxysmal, and occurs in older children. The characteristic exudation is present in this and in diphtheria. Prognosis. The paroxysms are rarely dangerous, though trying to the mother. Treatment. A dash of cold water in the face is effective, or cold applied to the neck while the child is in a warm bath. Pass the finger into the fauces and raise the epiglottis. If the child can swallow, a small dose of glonoin, one-twentieth milligram (gr. 1-1300), repeated every five minutes, is successful. In prolonged spasms this may be administered hypodermically, or a whiff of amyl given. A hypodermic of apomorphine, half a milligram (gr. 1-134), is suitable for the catarrhal form, occurring in older children. The treatment advised for catarrhal laryngitis is indicated in such cases. A sound spanking is effective when the "kink" is due to temper. ACUTE BRONCHITIS. Acute c...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... LARYNGISMUS STRIDULUS. Spasmodic croup occurs most frequently in children under one year of age; rarely after the fifth year. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217330053

ISBN - 13:9780217330053

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