PRELIMINARY NOTE ON BED-BUGS AND LEPROSY
BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)
849 it3elf; the vessels which looked like cords appeared now like tags of wet tissue paper, and the size of the organ had dwindled to two-thirds;four days later it had further diminished to half its breadth and length. After-History. The patient recovered rapidly from shock. Three days after It was noticed that her appearance had much improved; the face had lost its, waxy appearance, the cheeks were less pale, the lips had some colour, and the pulse had improved. On the tenth day the
... day the temperature, which had been normal, rose to 100°, and we fouLnd that one stitch had suppurated. On the fifteenth day there appeared some pigmentition on the brows, 'forehead, and round the mouth; 6 min. of adrenalin solution thlree times a (lay was giveni with apparent good results, for the stain lessened in depth. Anl examination of the blood analysis twelve days after the loperation, by Dr. de Korte, gave the following results: Red corpuscles, 4,400,000 per c.mm.; white, 11,200 per c.mm.; haemoglobin, 83 per cent. Percentage composition of white 'corpuscles: Polynuclear leucocytes, 83 per cent.: lymphocytes (chiefly transitional), 15.5 per cent.; eosinophile leucocytes, 1.5 per ceit. Dr. (le Korte's observations on these results were as follows: Time relative increase of polynuLclear leucocytes is mcst probably due to the presence of some stitch abscess. It is as well to remember that the increase of red cells may also be more apparent than real, for a dimilnution in the serous plethora would accounit for th)e iincrease. Careful examinati-bln slhowed no sign of micro-organism iTifectioii.