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May 9, 1896

Recurrent Scarlatina.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(19):940. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430710042014

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Montpelier, Ohio, April 29, 1896.

To the Editor:  —The following is to me a unique case, and may prove so to many of the brethren. I therefore desire to report it. Was called some time in January of this year to see a boy 10 years of age, suffering from well defined scarlatina. It ran the usual course, desquamation being complete even to the finger and toe nails. Four weeks ago, being the last of March, saw him again, having scarlatina; case pursued usual course, desquamation as before. He had been up and around about a week, when a third attack seized him; desquamation is at the present time going on. The exfoliation is so complete and followed so soon after the second attack, that patient is rendered extremely sensitive, in some situations blood oozing through the skin.Five years ago, according to the parents, the boy had an attack

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