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December 1937


Arch Otolaryngol. 1937;26(6):687-689. doi:10.1001/archotol.1937.00650020759004

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Reports of streptococcic meningitis successfully treated by sulfanilamide are showing themselves in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to report one case of streptococcic meningitis treated with sulfanilamide and its derivatives in which recovery occurred.

REPORT OF A CASE  J. D., a youth aged 19, was admitted to the hospital on March 30, 1937, with a discharge from the left ear of four weeks' duration. At that time classic symptoms of mastoiditis on the left side were present and a complete simple mastoidectomy was performed. Neither the dura nor the sinus was exposed at this operation. The postoperative course was uneventful; the patient left the hospital on April 2, 1937. His progress was uneventful, except for a small draining postauricular fistula, until April 21, 1937, when he complained of malaise, headache and stiffness of the neck. These were associated with nonprojectile vomiting and a temperature of 101.4 F.

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