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A Study of the Blood Picture in Congenital Syphilis and the Effect of Antisyphilitic Therapy upon the Hemoglobin and Cellular Elements.

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By PERLMAN H. HARRIS. , M.D., and WRIGHT CARROLL S.. , M.D. (Am. Jr. Syph.. , 1931; , xv:, 449.-495.)

Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(6):808. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-6-808_1
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Thirty-four patients with congenital syphilis were selected for this study. Diagnosis of syphilis was based upon history of the disease as existing in either parent, with clinical or roentgenographic manifestations and positive serologic reactions in the child. In age, these patients ranged between 2 and 14 years. Twenty-seven normal children within the same age range were used as a comparative normal control, and as a further control a group of 22 non-syphilitic, but under-nourished, children was established. It was found that the secondary anemia present in congenital syphilis does not differ from the anemias associated with various chronic infections; and


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