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July 24, 1926

Le terrain hérédo-syphilitique. Aperçu de pathologie générale et de clinique infantile.

JAMA. 1926;87(4):266-267. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680040054033

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Abstract

Hutinel has viewed the subject of inherited syphilis from a new and illuminating angle. He has chosen to discuss the soil prepared in the child born with syphilis as the best method of interpreting the variegated forms, bizarre lesions, and frequently perplexing manifestations of this type of infection. He discusses the transmission of the infection by way of the placenta, the various possibilities after the product of conception has been infected, and the manifestations of the still-born and live-born infant by systems. Before proceeding with his theme, he lays down several principles of syphilitic behavior, emphasizing the tendency toward sclerosis and the possibility of long latent periods with reawakening by reason of nonspecific infections or injuries. As an example of its influence in modifying other disease processes in the affected child, he describes the exaggerated responses to ordinary insults. For instance, slight or repeated trauma produces lesions not seen in

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