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TYPHOIDULCERATION OF THELARYNX. Presented by DR. JOHN R. DAVIS, JR.
In 1860 Barthey first called attention to the occurrence of laryngeal conditions in typhoid fever. Later observations were made and recorded by many other authors. Most observers consider the condition rather infrequent. In Munich, Fussell found that only fifteen of 2,000 cases showed laryngeal involvement. Other investigators reported similar infrequency. One notable exception was the series of cases reported by Jackson, who found laryngeal involvement in a much higher percentage of cases than any other observer.
A colored man, aged 24, developed a laryngeal lesion during the sixth week of typhoid fever. This subsided, but again became active in the ninth week when tracheotomy was required. Dyspnea was not relieved and death followed in twenty-seven hours. Necropsy revealed atelectasis of both lungs due to blockage of the bronchi with mucus. Extreme swelling of the vocal cords