Latent Infections of the Diphtheria Bacillus

Patrick Watson Williams
1910 The Journal of Laryngology Rhinology and Otology  
Lecturer on Diseases of the Nose and Throat at the University of Bristol; and in charge of the Ear, Nose and Throat Departments, Bristol Royal Infirmary. Of such cases I present two examples. (1) Gr. B , aged two days, prematurely born (about seven and a half months' gestation), was admitted with her mother to the Bristol Eoyal Infirmary, weight 44 lb., yellow and wizened. About December 24 it was noticed she had some nasal discharge, and as it did not clear up I saw her on January of this year
more » ... anuary of this year and took it to be simple rhinitis. February 6 cultures were made from the nasal discharge, that is, after it had persisted for six weeks, and then more as a matter of interest than because it was thought to suggest diphtheria, which, however, it proved to be. The child died very shortly after. It was a very good example of latent diphtheria, for no symptom pointed to the true nature of the case. January, i9io.] Rhinology, and Otology.
doi:10.1017/s175514630018415x fatcat:kvpnuf7wvvegpmahvqtiv6jcjm