Morbus Brightii as a sequela of Scarlatina was more numerous in 1856, at least in my practice, and yet its terminations were more fortunate than in the epidemic of five years previous. This may be due in part to the fact that the disease itself, was on the whole,. of a milder type. Nevertheless, fatal cases were not lacking, and dropsies frequently appeared which refused to yield to the most powerful remedies.
In obstinate cases of this character, when Bryonia, Cantharis, Digitalis, Helleborus and other remedies well known to be efficacious in similar circumstances had failed to do any good, I administered Apis, second dilution, in water, at first every hour, subsequently every two hours, in tea-spoonful doses, with the very best results. The diuresis, which is the ordinary criterion of improvement in this condition and which had failed to ensue after the above-named remedies, although they appeared well indicated, generally set in on the second or third day of the continued administration of the Apis, and the child recovered under its persistent use.
|The American Homoeopathic Review Vol. 03 No. 02, 1862, pages 85-86
|Apis in Bright's Disease Following Scarlatina.
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