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July 19, 1952


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JAMA. 1952;149(12):1156. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930290078024

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To the Editor:—  I am very much interested in the article in The Journal, June 7, 1952, entitled "Gastric Lesion of Loeffler's Syndrome," reported by Ruzic, Dorsey, Huber, and Armstrong, and the findings at operation. I have seen the same lesions of the stomach with the comparable roentgenologic observations due to aureomycin. When therapy with the drug had been discontinued after a period of five to six weeks, the stomach completely returned to normal.In one patient who came under my observation in July, 1949, and who had been given a copious dose of aureomycin, on roentgenologic examination edematous, pseudopolypoid diffused changes were found. These changes were so severe that we were considering gastrectomy. The gallbladder could not be visualized. X-ray examination was again performed on Aug. 9, 1949, and there was a complete disappearance of these pseudopolypoid changes of the stomach. The patient was operated on at the Johns

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