THE THERAPY OF THE COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL
Edited by BERNARD FANTUS, M.D.
In their elaboration, these articles are submitted to the members of the attending staff of the Cook County Hospital by the director of therapeutics, Dr. Bernard Fantus. The views expressed by various members are incorporated in the final draft for publication. The series of articles will be continued from time to time in these columns.—Ed.
THERAPY OF UNCINARIASIS
Uncinariasis should be thought of in any case of hypochromic anemia with eosinophilia, though the absence of eosinophilia does not eliminate uncinariasis, as in very severe cases the eosinophil count may fall to the normal average or even below it. A stool examination is called for, especially if there is also a history of exposure in infested regions. While the dried smear examination may show the eggs, it is best to stir up a gram of feces with
Therapeutics. JAMA. 1935;104(6):472–474. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760060040009