The treatment of syphilis

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byHarrie Sheridan Baketel

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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.1920 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI A PLAN FOR ANTILUETIC TREATMENT Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom from the spirocheta pallida. Immediate, consistent, persistent and proper treatment is necessary to overcome the ravages of syphilis. As soon as a diagnosis of lues is made, it is the duty of the physician to institute treatment. We believe that the great majority of sores on the penis are likely to be chancres and we make it a rule to so regard all sores that put in an appearance ten days or longer after exposure. It is far better to treat a chancroidal case as if it were specific than to "slip up" on a case of chancre. It is well to bear in mind that many sores diagnosed as chancroids reveal both Ducrey's bacillus and the spirocheta pallida and consequently demand antiluetic treatment. Dark field illumination should be used on all penile sores as soon as seen, and little difficulty is experienced in demonstrating the presence of the spirochete if it is in the field. This is proof positive of the disease. In certain instances it is possible to abort syphilis by the most vigorous treatment. Some authorities advise the excision of the chancre as soon as it appears in the belief that, if taken in time, the spirochetes will not be able to penetrate the surrounding tissue, and we believe it is better to be rid of the lesion if it is so situated that its removal will cause no deformity. Prompt Treatment Demanded As soon as the diagnosis has been made, it is our custom to give an intravenous injection of 0.3 gram salvarsan or 0.45 gram neosalvarsan, or in the case of a woman 0.2 gram salvarsan or 0.3 neosalvarsan. If well borne by the patient, 0.4 gram salvarsan or 0.6 gram neosalvarsan is given five days later. Mercury, preferably one-fourth to one-half grain of the bichlorid in...

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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.1920 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI A PLAN FOR ANTILUETIC TREATMENT Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom from the spirocheta pallida. Immediate, con...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217640958

ISBN - 13:9780217640954

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