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Progress in Pediatrics
May 1917

REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE OF THE PAST FIVE YEARS ON GONOCOCCUS VULVOVAGINITIS IN CHILDHOOD

Am J Dis Child. 1917;13(5):438-456. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1917.01910050044006
Abstract

This review comprises the most important articles on vulvovaginitis in children which have appeared during the past five years, with the exception of a few in foreign magazines to which we did not have access. Articles which consisted merely of a general description of the disease without any original observations were, as a rule, not included. A complete review of the literature from 1883 to 1912, by Generisch,1 may be found in the Budapest Medical-Surgical Presse for 1911 and 1912.

CONTAGIOUSNESS  The extreme contagiousness of gonococcus infection among girls under puberty is universally admitted. As Meister2 says, only a primary case is necessary in an institution; a little carelessness will do the rest, and when an epidemic has begun, only the strictest hygiene will prevent its rapid spread.Hess3 believes that it should not be regarded especially as an institutional disease, however, as it may be found

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