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June 29, 1970

Actinomycosis Treated With Lincomycin

Author Affiliations

From the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and the Veterans Administration Hospital (Drs. Mohr, Rhoades, and Muchmore, Oklahoma City.

JAMA. 1970;212(13):2260-2262. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170260056018

Actinomycosis in four patients allergic to penicillin has been treated successfully with lincomycin hydrochloride monohydrate. The rapid good response suggests that lincomycin offers a satisfactory substitute for penicillin in allergic individuals.