Heart Disease in Children

G. A. Stephens
1926 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
HEART DISEASE IN CHILDREN. TMEDIcABRTou temperature of only 990, without constitutional disturbance, in marked contrast to the previous result, while the other test doses of the series were followed by no temperature disturbance at all. This test was repeated twelve months later, with five-day intervals between the injections, instead of two as on the previous occasion (Chart 7). On this occasion likewise there was nothing approaching a reaction; a temperatur-e of 99.20 on June 3rd was on the
more » ... ne 3rd was on the fifth day after the first injection and previous to' the administration of tho second one. A temperature of 990 on June 10th was on the second day after the third injection, and neither of these, nor any of the other 31.8 ;9 J 3, 9 2 I3t 4 61,0.~~~f Ĩ~~~~~~~~~/I/UI 1 k -CHART 7. injections, was accompanied by other than quite trivial symptoms. The points intended to be brought out in this communication are the striking changes in reactivity to tuberculin in the above cases, together with the means whereby these changes were brought about, and the inferences to be drawn therefrom. A positive general tuberculin test is a matter of very great practical importance as it is capable of revealing disease at a time when it can be comparatively easily dealt with, and when specific treatment with large doses of tuberculin is easy, safe, and effective.
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