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The Circulatory Failure of Diphtheria.

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By SCHWENTKER FRANCIS F., NOEL WILLIAM W..  (Bull. of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. , November, 1929., April and June, 1930).

Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(1):99-101. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-1-99_2
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This work is reported under the heads of: I, The Clinical Manifestations of Early and Late Failure; II, The Carbohydrate Metabolism in Diphtheria Intoxication; III, The Treatment of the Circulatory Failure of Diphtheria. The first division confirms the studies of Warthin and Marvin in regard to the classification of the circulatory failure of diphtheria into two groups, early and late on the basis of the clinical symptoms and the pathological picture presented. Early circulatory failure is an essential part of the diphtheria intoxication and should be treated accordingly. The late circulatory failure, however, is a complication of the disease, caused



shock ; diphtheria

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