War Surgery and Medicine
It is an accepted fact that one infective disease will predispose to others. Either acute intercurrent infections or chronic foci of sepsis were found in about 20 per cent of the cases examined. Usually when the infection subsided the skin cleared up, but sometimes it did not seem to be able to recover its resistance, particularly where there was a long period of post-infective debility. In the Middle East such cases were common after infective hepatitis.