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September 28, 1907

SPIROCHETES IN ACUTE LYMPHATIC LEUKEMIA AND IN CHRONIC BENIGN LYMPHOMATOSIS (HODGKIN'S DISEASE).SECOND COMMUNICATION.

Author Affiliations

Chief Physician, Tuberculosis Hospital.; Pathologist, Allegheny Hospital. PITTSBURG, PA.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(13):1115. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320130049002
Abstract

In connection with a former communication1 on spirochetes in Hodgkin's disease, we wish to report two further cases in which spirochetes were found during life.

Case 1.—History.  —The first case presented the picture of acute lymphatic leukemia. The patient had been sick about six weeks. He entered the hospital Wednesday, August 28, and was seen by Dr. Pröscher in the hospital on the morning of this day.

Examination.  —On examination he appeared very anemic and cachectic. The lymph glands over the whole body were swollen, soft and discrete. The lymph glands in the inguinal and crural region were the most enlarged, but those in the cervical and axillary regions were also very large and easily palpable. Glands behind the ear and in the cubital region were enlarged also and distinctly felt. The patient had had profuse hemorrhages from the mouth for five weeks. He had been always healthy up

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