Lectures on the Parasitic Diseases of the Skin: Vegetoid and Animal

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General Books LLC, 2010 M05 5 - 46 pages
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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...to the tropics it is almost sure to return, if not treated successfully, at least this is my experience. Oleate of mercury is a valuable remedy, or the liq. carbonis detergens freely painted over it is very effectual; or Hebra's soft soap, sulphur and tar application is good. Goa powder is generally used in India, with stated good effects. The daily inunction of car-bolised oil I find a good remedy in the cases that are met with in England. XII.--Mtcoderma, Madura Or Fungus Foot Of India. Parasite--Chionyphe Carteri (disc. Vandyke Carter). This disease, confined chiefly to Eastern countries, I shall very shortly notice. It is found generally in the feet, but may also appear in the legs, hands, and arms. Cause and Pathology. The integuments are raised into small elevations, showing a central aperture leading to a sinus. These patches are interspersed with small black masses, described as being like fish-roe. From these sinuses is discharged a sero-purulent fluid, intermingled with black and white substances, or grounds. These black masses were examined by Dr. Bristowe, and found to contain a fungus element of the nature of the oiidium. The treatment consists in the free use of caustics in the early stage, and sometimes even partial amputation must be resorted to, if the disease has extended very deeply into the tissues. THE ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES OF THE SKIN. LECTURE III. Introduction.--Classification--History--Natural History of Insect. Disease, General Character, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Pathology and Remarks. CLASSIFICATION. I. Dermatozoa, or those parasites which dwell in the substance of the skin, and their accompanying eruptions. II. Entozoa, or those parasites which live upon the surface of the skin and its appendages, and their...

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