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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...cases have been recorded altogether, the disease proving fatal in all but one. Kaposi thought at one time that the disease occurred exclusively in pregnant women, eleven of the cases having been in that condition, but recently this observer has seen a case in a man. The symptoms are as follows: Each outbreak on the skin is preceded by rigors, fever of a remittent type, and disturbances of the general health. The eruption_ develops first on the inner sides of thighs, groins, around the navel, breasts, axillae, and later on other parts of the body. It consists of superficial, miliary pustules, sometimes discrete, but generally closely set, and forming circular groups. The contents of the pustules are at first opaque, but later become of a greenish yellow, and dry up into dirty brown crusts. While the central pustules of a group dry up after a time, new pearl-like lesions appear in one or more circles around the periphery of a patch, and by coalescence extensive areas become involved. When the crusts are detached the skin is seen to be red, and covered with a new epidermis, or else moist as in eczema, with a smooth infiltrated surface, or presenting papillary elevations. Ulceration is never noted. After three or four months the disease affects almost the whole surface, which exhibits swollen, crusted, and excoriated patches, here and there still surrounded by pustules. On the tongue, in one case, circumscribed gray plaques, depressed in the center, were observed. Kaposi, Vierteljahr Derm. u. Syph. Vol. xiv, 1887. Abstracted with reproduction of plates n Annual _Univc1-sol Med. Sc'., 1888. Some thirteen cases have been reported, with a record of twelve deaths. The patient that recovered suffered many relapses, and two who recovered from...
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