Torpid Reaction Asthenic

Sources: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms

The more violent the contagious poison, and the weaker the organic

power, the less decidedly and the less successfully will the organism

combat against the poison, and the more inroad will the latter make upon

the system, affecting vital organs and paralyzing the efforts of the

nervous system by attacking it in its centres. In such cases of _torpid

reaction_, the patient frequently passes at once into a _typhoid state_.

This is what we call _scarlatina maligna_, or _malignant scarlet-fever_.