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Malignant Sore Throat

Postby Baggybooks » Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:20 pm

I have two death certificates with this description for cause of death.

Two children died within days of each other and both had only suffered for less than a week.

Are there any doctors out there who could provide a modern diagnosis?

The deaths occurred in 1878.
Helen - searching for Abbotts and Monks - East London - 1850's onwards!

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RE: Malignant Sore Throat

Postby paulberyl » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:16 pm

The medical term for Malignant Sore Thoat, also known as Putrid Sore Thoat, is [i]Cynanche Maligna. [/i]
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[i]Cynanche [/i]is any disease of the tonsils, throat, or windpipe, attended with inflammation, swelling, and difficulty of breathing and swallowing.

[i]Maligna[/i] - literally "born to be bad" - relates to a condition that is severe and becomes progressively worse

[i]Cynanche Maligna[/i] in infants was often attendant on diphtheria or scarlatina (scarlet fever), major killers of children in the 19th century. In older adults the condition could relate to thoat cancer.

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RE: Malignant Sore Throat

Postby Baggybooks » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:33 pm

Thank you. That's excellent info.
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