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Margaretfinch

Margaretfinch Report 30 Jun 2008 07:41

Good morning all I was wondering if anyone knows what Weirs desease is (spelling not sure how it is spelt). thank you

Margaret

Forgetmenot

Forgetmenot Report 30 Jun 2008 07:47

Morning Margaret. Do you mean Weil's Disease?

Gillie XX

Margaretfinch

Margaretfinch Report 30 Jun 2008 08:05

Gillie is that from rats if so that is not what I mean.

Margaret x

SallyF

SallyF Report 30 Jun 2008 08:10

Is it this?
Weir Mitchell's disease: Disease marked by paroxysmal, bilateral vasodilatation, particularly of the extremities, with burning pain, and increased skin temperature and redness

I googled it. But don't ask me what it means.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 30 Jun 2008 08:20

paroxysmal means anything that happens suddenly like a convulsion/fit.

Margaretfinch

Margaretfinch Report 30 Jun 2008 08:26

Sally and Ann, as I say I do not know what this is !!but a close family member has just been told he has this I can't ask them because although it pains me we are not in touch and he does not want to be.

I know his wife has had to give up work to look after him.

Margaret x

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 30 Jun 2008 08:27

I think vasodilitation is widening/enlargement of blood vessels from readin the web.

ann
glos

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 30 Jun 2008 08:32

Also found this if youa re talking F history.

By the year 1910 medical thought had reached one of its turning points, though this fact was not immediately evident. The great age of bacteriology had so vastly enriched our knowledge of disease that other aspects of work had been somewhat neglected. The belief prevailed that every disease was due to the presence of some microorganism, and that patient effort was bound, sooner or later, to find the specific microorganism in each case and enable a great work of prevention to be undertaken. In consequence bacteriology attracted the best brains in medicine, and enormous labour was expended in the search for organisms and in the study of their methods of growth. The fruits of this labour look smaller in the retrospect than the hopes concerning them which were entertained. A few new organisms have, it is true, been discovered, for example the spirochaete of infective jaundice (Weirs disease), the so-called filter-passers, and the still rather dubious rickettsia bodies supposed to be associated with typhus fever, trench fever and other conditions. Some differentiation, too, has been made between various " strains " of bacteria, notably in connexion with cerebro-spinal meningitis and bacillary dysentery (see Bacteriology). But an impression has gradually arisen and is growing that the greatest conquests in this field belong to the past. The trend of modern ideas is rather towards the application and elaboration of the knowledge newly obtained, and its absorption into the general body of medical thought