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November 22, 1941

HYPERSENSITIVITY TO SULFATHIAZOLE

JAMA. 1941;117(21):1806. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820470054022

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  In The Journal, October 18, page 1378, under correspondence, Dr. Merritt H. Stiles calls attention to what he considers an omission in the table appearing in the article by Dr. E. P. Lieberthal and me (Pemphigus Foliaceuslike Eruption Following Use of Sulfanilamide and Sulfapyridine, The Journal, September 6, p. 850). This table, which was presented by Dr. Perrin Long as a summary of the clinical toxic manifestations of sulfanilamide, sulfapyridine and sulfathiazole was, in my estimation, a superlative tabulation of information up to the time the table was presented by Dr. Long before the Pan American Scientific Congress on May 15, 1940. The status of sulfanilamide, its related drugs and their toxic manifestations is still in a state of flux, as revealed by the great number of contributions to the literature listed in recent editions of the Quarterly Cumulative Index dealing with the various phases of the

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