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July 2, 1904

A CASE OF TYPHOID FEVER WITH AN UNUSUAL COMPLICATION.

Author Affiliations

Gynecologist to the Atlantic City Hospital; Physician to the Mercer House for Invalid Women. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(1):24-25. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500010002f
Abstract

Hemorrhage as a complication of typhoid fever presents some interesting phases. The literature on the subject of enteric fever abounds with discussions of hemorrhage from almost every organ in the body, but the uterus seems to have been overlooked. In the literature at my command I have been able to find but very little. By most authorities on the subject no mention whatever is made of uterine hemorrhage as a complicacation of typhoid fever. Osler, however, does mention "a rare and fatal form of typhoid fever characterized by cutaneous and mucous hemorrhages." Montgomery, in his work on gynecology, draws attention to the fact that "severe uterine hemorrhage may frequently usher in an attack of typhoid fever," and this is not uncommon, especially if it happens to be about the time of the normal menstrual flow. In the case, however, presented here for your consideration, the hemorrhage did not usher

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