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February 1952

TERRAMYCIN THERAPY OF URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

Author Affiliations

BOSTON

From the Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Second and Fourth Medical Services (Harvard), Boston City Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;89(2):240-257. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240020072005
Abstract

AS PART of a general clinical evaluation of terramycin in the tratment of infections,1 a detailed study was undertaken to determine the usefulness of this agent in therapy of infections of the urinary tract. While it is generally stated that treatment with the so-called broad-spectrum antibiotics is highly effective in urinary infections, there are few reports of their use in large numbers of carefully studied cases. The present report deals with the clinical and bacteriologic findings for more than 100 patients who were treated with terramycin for acute or chronic infections of the urinary tract.

MATERIALS AND METHODS 

Patients.  —A total of 107 patients was studied, including 2 who were treated during two separate admissions and 1 during four admissions for recurrent episodes. All the patients had bacteria and pus cells demonstrated in the urine before terramycin administration was started, but five patients with symptoms referable to urinary tract

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