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Latent Syphilis and the Autonomic Nervous System

Latent Syphilis and the Autonomic Nervous System This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In the opening chapter the author states the reasons for his belief in the lymphatic hypothesis and in McDonagh's hypothesis of a sporular stage in the life cycle of Spirochaeta pallida. Applying "this newer pathology of syphilis," he points out that structures such as the vagus nerve and the esophagus in the thorax "and the sympathetic ganglia in the abdomen can hardly escape so wide spread and destructive a process as the perilymphatic infiltration" described by the proponents of this theory. On this pathologic basis he concludes that many obscure conditions which confront the general practitioner may be due to such an infiltration and may call for the consideration of latent syphilis in diagnosis. Among the diseases and symptoms calling for such considerations he includes some of the diseases of the thyroid gland, certain allergic conditions, asthma, vasomotor disturbances such as angioneurotic edema and purpura, nervous dysphagia, nervous dyspepsia, the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

Latent Syphilis and the Autonomic Nervous System

Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology , Volume 36 (5) – Nov 1, 1937

Latent Syphilis and the Autonomic Nervous System

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In the opening chapter the author states the reasons for his belief in the lymphatic hypothesis and in McDonagh's hypothesis of a sporular stage in the life cycle of Spirochaeta pallida. Applying "this newer pathology of syphilis," he points out that structures such as the vagus nerve and the esophagus in the thorax "and the...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1937 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6029
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1937.01480050190033
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In the opening chapter the author states the reasons for his belief in the lymphatic hypothesis and in McDonagh's hypothesis of a sporular stage in the life cycle of Spirochaeta pallida. Applying "this newer pathology of syphilis," he points out that structures such as the vagus nerve and the esophagus in the thorax "and the sympathetic ganglia in the abdomen can hardly escape so wide spread and destructive a process as the perilymphatic infiltration" described by the proponents of this theory. On this pathologic basis he concludes that many obscure conditions which confront the general practitioner may be due to such an infiltration and may call for the consideration of latent syphilis in diagnosis. Among the diseases and symptoms calling for such considerations he includes some of the diseases of the thyroid gland, certain allergic conditions, asthma, vasomotor disturbances such as angioneurotic edema and purpura, nervous dysphagia, nervous dyspepsia, the

Journal

Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1937

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