Acute Inflammation of the Spleen. Splenitis.
THE spleen is in the upper part of the belly, on the left side, opposite the liver. It is subject to acute inflammation, which is known by a pain just under the short ribs on the left side, also by swelling, soreness to the touch, and by more or less fever. The pain often shoots up through the midriff and to the left shoulder. There is a short, dry cough; a feeling of tightness about the heart; a sickness at the stomach, and vomiting; and a discharge frequently of black blood from the bowels. The urine is scanty, is passed with some difficulty, and is high colored.
This disease appears most frequently in hot climates, and is often connected with intermittent fevers.
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