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CLINICAL COURSE AND PHYSICAL SIGNS IN HEREDITARY SYPHILIS OF EARLY AGE

CLINICAL COURSE AND PHYSICAL SIGNS IN HEREDITARY SYPHILIS OF EARLY AGE Even a casual reading of modern textbooks shows a marked and irreconcilable variation in the descriptions of infantile syphilis. It seems wiser, therefore, to write only of such portions of the subject as have come within personal experience, rather than to attempt a finished treatise, which must, of necessity, include quotations or adaptations from others. This paper will therefore contain few quotations and few conjectures or theories, and will show very serious omissions, if one expects an exhaustive treatment of the subject. The terms applied to syphilis of the infant need definition: "Infantile syphilis" includes hereditary, congenital and early-acquired syphilis. "Hereditary syphilis," strictly used, refers only to those cases in which the parents, one or both, were syphilitic at the time of conception. "Congenital syphilis" refers to those cases in which the mother is infected during pregnancy. The last two terms are often used interchangeably, and the distinction between the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

CLINICAL COURSE AND PHYSICAL SIGNS IN HEREDITARY SYPHILIS OF EARLY AGE

American journal of diseases of children , Volume XII (4) – Oct 1, 1916

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1916 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1916.04110160033004
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Abstract

Even a casual reading of modern textbooks shows a marked and irreconcilable variation in the descriptions of infantile syphilis. It seems wiser, therefore, to write only of such portions of the subject as have come within personal experience, rather than to attempt a finished treatise, which must, of necessity, include quotations or adaptations from others. This paper will therefore contain few quotations and few conjectures or theories, and will show very serious omissions, if one expects an exhaustive treatment of the subject. The terms applied to syphilis of the infant need definition: "Infantile syphilis" includes hereditary, congenital and early-acquired syphilis. "Hereditary syphilis," strictly used, refers only to those cases in which the parents, one or both, were syphilitic at the time of conception. "Congenital syphilis" refers to those cases in which the mother is infected during pregnancy. The last two terms are often used interchangeably, and the distinction between the

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American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1916

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