It is an infectious disease. It commences with chill, headache and high temperature (103°—105°F.) and the patient becomes soon comatose and bluish. In 5 or 6 days, small purple pimples appear all over the body. It lasts for 2 weeks. If it is associated with convulsions, bronchitis, pneumonia, the prognosis is grave. This disease which generally originates from filth and over-crowding, is now-a-days rare.
Rhus Tox. 3—30—in uncomplicated cases. Arnica 6—200; Deep coma; purple pimples (rashes) appear.
Lachesis 6—30—In blood-poisoning (Septicaemia).
Agaricus 3: Restlessness, convulsions, tremors.
[For the treatment of complications see under their respective heads].