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December 12, 1903

TWO CASES OF PARATYPHOID INFECTION; ONE CAUSED BY AN ABERRANT ORGANISM.

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FROM THE BACTERIOLOGICAL LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(24):1470-1472. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490430018002d
Abstract

Cases of paratyphoid fever, both sporadic and epidemic,1 have been reported so frequently of late that perhaps some special reason should be given for calling attention to any more isolated cases. In the present instance the author believes that the bacteriologic findings are of sufficient interest to warrant a brief presentation:

Case 1.  —The patient, a man aged 58 years, entered the Presbyterian Hospital, Oct. 22, 1902. His temperature by mouth was 102.2, and he complained of frontal headache and severe abdominal pain. The abdomen was tender everywhere, but the liver and spleen were not palpable and no rose spots were visible. November 1 the patient had two hemorrhages from the bowels. The first was slight and only a small amount of blood was cast out. About three pints of liquid blood containing some clots were discharged with the second hemorrhage. The abdominal distress and headache continued

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