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Observations in a large scarlet fever epidemic led v. Bormann to a new conception of the etiology of scarlet fever. The initial stage consists of two components: a toxic and septic. In the first stage there is developed the toxic effect of the streptococci, which prepares the way for the direct invasion of the streptoccocci through the lymphatics. This second septic stage is the basis of all the complications of scarlet fever. This observation is further confirmation of the work and views of the Dicks.
Toxic and Septic Processes in Scarlet Fever as the Basis for a Judgment of the Therapeutic Possibilities of Antitoxic Serum.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:1294. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-12-1294_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(12):1294.
Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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