Affection Of The Brain

Sources: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms

When the _brain_ is affected, the patient suddenly complains of violent

headache, vomits repeatedly, loses his eye-sight, has furious delirium,

or coma (a state of sleep from which it is difficult to rouse the

patient); his pupils dilate; the pulse becomes small, intermits;

sometimes the skin becomes cold; there is dyspnoea (difficulty of

breathing), fainting, paralysis, convulsions, and finally death; or,

sometimes, the paroxysm passes suddenly by with bleeding from the nose

or with a profuse perspiration.