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March 28, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(13):1014-1016. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310390012002b

Among the unusual complications and sequellæ of typhoid fever, epididymitis and orchitis are always of interest, and their comparative rarity is sufficient excuse for recording additional cases. That these conditions are infrequently seen can not be doubted, but that they are as rare as the statements in the text-books and in the reviews of current literature would lead us to believe is open to question.

As in other infectious diseases, notably parotitis and variola and to a less extent in pneumonia, inflammatory affections of the testicle and epididymis occur in typhoid fever, or more often, during convalescence from this disease.

Three of the cases reported in this paper were under my care, while the fourth case occurred in the practice of another physician.

Case 1.  —The first case was seen in the practice of Dr. Philip Marvel, of Atlantic City, and occurred in a young man, 19 years of age,

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