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JAMA 100 Years Ago
June 7, 2000

Treatment of Scarlatinal Nephritis.

Author Affiliations

JenniferReiling, Editorial Assistant

JAMA. 2000;283(21):2765. doi:10.1001/jama.283.21.2765-JJY00015-3-1

In a communication presented at a recent meeting of the New York Academy of Medicine, Kemp (Medical Record, April 14, p. 657) advised that in the presence of pulmonary complications due to nephritis in the course of scarlet fever oxygen should be employed from the beginning. As it is a good cardiac stimulant and aids in the elimination of toxins, it should prove of value also in cases unattended with pulmonary complications. Enteroclysis, with the water at a temperature between 110 and 120 F., may be employed for periods of from fifteen minutes to an hour, and as often as three or four times a day. Hypodermoclysis and saline infusions are also useful. Carbonated baths may be recommended for uremic conditions, with the water at a temperature of 98 or 100 F.