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November 1912

EFFECTS OF COLD AIR ON BLOOD-PRESSURES OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS IN VARIOUS STAGES OF TUBERCULOSIS

Am J Dis Child. 1912;IV(5):307-310. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1912.04100230044003
Abstract

Through the work of many observers it has been definitely established as a clinical fact that the blood-pressure of patients with tuberculosis is reduced considerably below normal. Most of the observations on record, however, have been made on adults and but few on children. Strandgaard's1 reports included a large number of children, but his figures were not given separately. Pottenger's2 series included only four patients between 14 and 16 years, all of whom showed lower pressure than normal. Levy's3 cases reported but two children in very early stages, both of whom showed no change from normal. A large number of cases have been reported in which the ages of the children have not been given. There are, however, sufficient reports to show that the pressures of children are affected much as those of adults. Emerson4 has recently presented an exhaustive study and reviewed the various theories

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