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November 30, 1901

DISSECTING ABSCESS OF THE ABDOMINAL WALL PRODUCING DEFORMITY SIMULATING POTT'S DISEASE.

Author Affiliations
LOUISVILLE, KY.
JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(22):1458-1464. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470480028002g
Abstract

The case which forms the basis of this report presents features which render it of sufficient interest, it is believed, to warrant its presentation to this Section. The patient was a lad of 16, who was taken sick in January, 1900, with a typical attack of typhoid fever. He remained In bed six weeks, when, on getting up after the subsidence of the fever, there was observed a certain amount of inability to raise the left leg in drawing on the trousers. By the middle of May he developed a general antero-posterior curvature of the spine from the sacrum up with a lateral deviation with the convexity to the right side, and at this time was seen by Dr. Ap M. Vance of Louisville. There was some fever at the time, though no record was kept, and there was a certain fulness in the right loin which caused a suspicion

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