Doctoral thesis defended AUTO-HEMOTHERAPY ALREADY IN 1924
The autohemotherapy is a valuable therapeutic method in numerous skin diseases, especially in pruriginous and furuncles. This is a summary of the conclusion from the PhD thesis entitled The autohemotherapy in dermatoses, presented by Dr. Carlos Alberto David's School of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal, in 1924. The thesis shows that the technique is used since the first half of the nineteenth century and presents cases that demonstrate the healing through its use. The document is available at that University Portuguese, through the link:
At that time the author's doctoral thesis was already saying that the autohemotherapy has counterparts on the methods the advantage of simplicity of the technique and claimed that the continuing treatment even after healing is an essential issue to obtain good results, which is why should increase the number of injections to prevent future recurrences. The report said the autohemotherapy in almost all cases no accidents and when have are minor and of short duration. "Finally, he explained that the pathogenesis of autohemotherapy acting is still unknown to most clinicians for the mechanism of proteinoterapia.
Dr. Carlos Alberto reports that David has chosen for the study after it became aware of cures obtained in bright furunculosis by autohemotherapy, which describes how modern therapeutic process of information so vast. It shows how much is wide, even within the skin, the use of autohemotherapy and how patients, the results obtained, this benefit meditate so simple in his technique, freeing them from complaints impressive, as the area and lichen planus, and a Overall, pruritic diseases.
The twenty cases studied showed healing in 16, improvement in treatment that was still ongoing in three and one unchanged. The disorders cited are genital herpes, Nevrodermite, Lichen ruber plan, urticaria, Zona, Furunculosis, Boil, Anthrax, Boil the lip, eczema of the neck, scalp eczema, Eczematizações, of Herba Prurigo, Prurigo, Prurigo year-vulgar and Eczema . In cases of genital herpes and Nevrodermite the author states that there sudoral crisis, which is considered an accident, but the people treated were cured.
The Portuguese physician recalls the history of autohemotherapy, noting that already in 1831, the Journal of Medical and Surgical Practice, an Italian physician M. Mansizio recommends an operation which was a rudimentary note submitted to the Academy of Medicine. But records that Revaut was Paul who first described his technique and indications in an important article published in 1913.
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