The Malignant Forms Of Scarlet-fever

Sources: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms

are caused by the character of the epidemy, but, perhaps, more

frequently by the weak and sickly constitution of the patient and the

external circumstances affecting it. Thus, persons of scrofulous habit,

being naturally of a low organization, without much power of resistance,

are much more liable to experience the destructive effects of scarlatina

than those whose organism possesses sufficient energy to resist the

action of the morbid poison, and to expel it before it can do any

serious harm inside the body.