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The ear complications of scarlet fever

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      Summary
      • 1.
        A study of the ear complications among 3,564 scarlet fever patients is presented.
      • 2.
        The subject is analyzed and tables given which show the following:
        • (a)
          The incidence of otitis media among 3,564 scarlet fever patients.
        • (b)
          The frequency of otitis media among 134,862 cases of scarlet fever collected from the more important contributions to the literature.
        • (c)
          Incidence of mastoiditis as a complication among 476 patientswith purulent otitis media.
        • (d)
          Number and percentage of cases of purulent otitis media whichrequired mastoid operations.
        • (e)
          Incidence of mastoiditis among 3,564 cases of scarlet fever.
        • (f)
          Number and percentage of cases of scarlet fever which required mastoid operations.
        • (g)
          Mortality rates among 215 cases of mastoiditis following operative and nonoperative treatment.
        • (h)
          Fatality rates for cases treated by unilateral or bilateral mastoidectomyoperation.
        • (i)
          Complications among 215 cases of mastoiditis occurring in3,564 cases of scarlet fever.
        • (j)
          Week of onset of purulent otitis media.
        • (k)
          Incidence of purulent otitis media according to age, and its importanceas a cause of death.
        • 3.
          Extracts from the literature pertaining to this subject are discussed.
        • 4.
          Reference is made to different methods employed in the treatmentand prevention of suppurative otitis media.
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