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November 27, 1897

A Case of Acute Coryza.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(22):1124-1125. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440480040008

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Chicago, Nov. 10, 1897.

To the Editor:  —Recently I had the opportunity to examine, two days after the onset of an attack of acute coryza, the secretion from the nasal mucous membrane and found a fission fungus present in large numbers.The patient, some 30 years of age, had had an attack annually, usually in the fall, ever since a boy. Sometimes he would escape an attack for a year, or instead of its occurring in the fall it would come on in the early summer, and in one instance it occurred in the spring. The first intimation of an approaching illness would be a feeling of lassitude, a disinclination to exertion; in twenty-four hours the symptoms would be fully developed and the patient would know he was going to be laid up with a fever for a week. At this time there would be great fulness of the head,

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