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RELATIONSHIP OF TONSILS AND ADENOIDS TO THE TYPE OF POLIOMYELITIS

RELATIONSHIP OF TONSILS AND ADENOIDS TO THE TYPE OF POLIOMYELITIS Since Ayer,1 in 1928, and Aycock and Luther,2 in 1929, reported instances of poliomyelitis following recent tonsillectomy, there have been a number of papers on this subject. Many of the observers were able to show that the removal of tonsils and adenoids during a season in which poliomyelitis was prevalent made the patient more susceptible to the disease, and they considered the operative wound as a portal of entry for the virus. Fischer, Stillerman and Marks3 and Top and Vaughan4 have since studied the status of tonsils and adenoids relative to the incidence of acute poliomyelitis and have observed that tonsils and adenoids were frequently absent in patients with involvement of the higher centers. The purpose of the present study is to determine the relationship that the presence or absence of tonsils bears to the type of disease acquired and to mortality. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

RELATIONSHIP OF TONSILS AND ADENOIDS TO THE TYPE OF POLIOMYELITIS

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1944 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020070008001
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Abstract

Since Ayer,1 in 1928, and Aycock and Luther,2 in 1929, reported instances of poliomyelitis following recent tonsillectomy, there have been a number of papers on this subject. Many of the observers were able to show that the removal of tonsils and adenoids during a season in which poliomyelitis was prevalent made the patient more susceptible to the disease, and they considered the operative wound as a portal of entry for the virus. Fischer, Stillerman and Marks3 and Top and Vaughan4 have since studied the status of tonsils and adenoids relative to the incidence of acute poliomyelitis and have observed that tonsils and adenoids were frequently absent in patients with involvement of the higher centers. The purpose of the present study is to determine the relationship that the presence or absence of tonsils bears to the type of disease acquired and to mortality.

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1944

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