Book Reviews
June 1928


Author Affiliations

G. FANCONI. Pp. 66. Berlin: S. Karger, 1926.

Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(6):1151. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920240198021

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The author of this monograph reviews various phases of scarlet fever and discusses the changes in the blood—especially in the leukocytes—the variations in immunity during convalescence, superinfection in convalescence, recurring eruptions, scarlet fever and injections of serum, scarlet fever and chickenpox, scarlet fever and vaccination against smallpox, scarlet fever and measles and other febrile diseases. He devotes considerable space to serologic differentiation of scarlet fever, the blanching phenomenon, streptococci in the diagnosis of scarlet fever, scarlet fever and scarlatinoid conditions.

Fanconi favors the view that scarlet fever may be caused by a variety of different agents. He holds that even at the present time the principle of a specific cause of scarlet fever has not been definitely established, and that even if a particular agent is the cause of most cases of scarlet fever, there are other agents that can call forth the symptoms of scarlet fever with striking completeness.

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