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REPORT OF CASES POINTING TO PURULENT INFECTION AS A CAUSATIVE FACTOR IN MUCOUS COLITIS

J. W. PRESTON, M.D.
JAMA. 1915;LXV(22):1872-1873. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580220012005.
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In view of the multiplicity of causes to which mucous colitis is ascribed, and the lack of proof adduced in substantiating any of them, it may be questioned whether the chaotic mass of literature should be added to. Since, however, it is a condition so intimately associated with the abnormal functioning of the autonomic nervous system, of which so little is known, and which from its very nature must be investigated largely from a clinical standpoint, I have thought it worth while to report the following cases, which seem to have a direct bearing:

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Case 1.  —Mrs. A. S. C., aged 50, came under observation complaining of general debility, tenderness over the abdomen, bloating, palpitation, persistent constipation, with the passage of scybala and characteristic mucus, all together presenting a definite picture of mucous colitis. In addition she suffered from a pain of a neuralgic character through the

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