This acid, more positively than other organic acid, produces a profound anaemia followed by general malnutrition, emaciation, cough, night sweats, etc. It seems also to produce an immediate inflammation of some mucous membranes characterized by a membranous (or plastic) exudation (larynx, bronchi, uterus).
Mouth and Stomach
Salivation; tongue pale and flabby. Vomiting of food. In the stomach gnawing and burning. General aggravation by cold drinks. Epigastrium sore.
Watery, with colic, sore abdomen, etc. Bloody.
Croup, membranous, with prostration, coldness, etc. (later stages). Membranous, bronchitis. Respiration difficult, hurried.
Coldness. Hectic fever with emaciation, night sweats.