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August 1931

ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIATION AND AUTOHEMOTHERAPY IN LATE SYPHILIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(2):228-235. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010235006
Abstract

The nonspecific and particularly the chemically nonspecific treatment for late syphilis is becoming more significant, especially in cases in which the current methods of treatment are contraindicated. Among the latter are treatment by means of an infectious agent, such as malaria or rat-bite fever, and fever-producing nonspecific protein therapy. These are indicated and are the methods of choice on many occasions, giving excellent results, for example, in cases of dementia paralytica. There are, however, (1) cases in which the malarial treatment is definitely contraindicated, (2) cases that remain unchanged in spite of repeated malarial cures and (3) cases in which malarial treatment is not indicated, e. g., in tabes. One must not forget likewise that even when the infectious or nonspecific protein-produced fever is the therapeutic indication, the method is not entirely harmless and should be undertaken only in well chosen cases. Fever therapy is applicable to ambulant patients,

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