The Treatment of Hodgkin’s Disease by Professor Dr. Enrico Anglesio (auth.)

By Professor Dr. Enrico Anglesio (auth.)

The dialogue of a few illnesses is just sometimes enlivened via the emergence of latest precious proof. in terms of others, it is going to appear that, whether just a couple of years have handed, each one new dialogue wears the air of a revolution. Hodgkin's disorder, at the very least from the pathological viewpoint, isn't really so terribly fickle and positively doesn't contact both of those extremes of variability. however it continues to be a fertile box of research and offers its complete proportion of concepts and functional effects. this is often maybe a result of detailed place it occupies among tumours and inflammatory ailments, or very likely to a fortunate sequence of coincidences; in reality that occasions were at the movement for a few years now on the subject of this disorder. There should be doubtless that extraordinary development has been made in connec­ tion with Hodgkin's ailment, due, one feels, to shut cooperation among a number of branches of clinical technology, each one of which has had party to make new and invaluable contributions. this doesn't, in spite of the fact that, cover the truth that convinced vital issues are nonetheless now not transparent, specifically the reason for the illness, its crucial nature and, certainly, the easiest strategy for its treatment.

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E. not treatment-induced) resistance, though it is more commonly employed in secondary cases. Year 1918-35 1930-43 1922-48 1949-54 1949-55 1930-45 1922-34 1935-50 1954 1955 1934-5'1 1934-51 1955 1955 1955 1955 1957 1958 1950-57 1950-57 1960 1964 1964 1965 1%5 1965 1948-66 1%6 Authors CRAVER CRAVER TUBIANA et al. TUBIANA et al. CRAVER Roos and VIDEBAEK HOHL and SARASIN HOHL and SARASIN NIcE and STANSTROM JELIFFE and THoMPsoN EAssoN and RUSSEL EASSON and RUSSEL KUENTz HALL et al. SHIMKIN et al. HEALY GELLHORN et al.

Moon face, the reawakening of previous T. B. or the onset of osteoporosis lesions are harder to control and continuous check-ups are essential. With respect to electrolyte status, blood sugar and B. , steroids are today less dangerous, especially at low doses. If treatment is to be prolonged, however, salt intake should be reduced, a saluretic administered once or twice per week and potassium salts taken daily. Calcium loss may be countered with anabolising drugs, the risk of T. B. may be met by means of isonicotinic acid hydrazide and infection by the employment of antibiotics.

Side effects have already been noted, the most important being perforation of gastric ulcer. This can be avoided by obtaining prior knowledge of the condition and by suspension of treatment at the first sign of disturbance. Moon face, the reawakening of previous T. B. or the onset of osteoporosis lesions are harder to control and continuous check-ups are essential. With respect to electrolyte status, blood sugar and B. , steroids are today less dangerous, especially at low doses. If treatment is to be prolonged, however, salt intake should be reduced, a saluretic administered once or twice per week and potassium salts taken daily.

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