July 1951


Author Affiliations

From Grady Memorial Hospital.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(1):32-36. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040039006

IN MANY of the articles and case reports on erythema multiforme exudativum appearing in the more recent literature, treatment with aureomycin,1 penicillin,2 the sulfonamides,3 and streptomycin4 has been emphasized and has apparently played an important part in the recovery of patients suffering from this disease. However, it has been repeatedly stressed by all that supportive treatment with the parenteral administration of fluids, electrolytes, protein, and vitamins is of the utmost importance.

Our purpose here is to report a case resulting in complete recovery without the material aid of antibiotics or sulfonamides and to reemphasize the necessity of maintaining an adequate intake of fluids, electrolytes, and protein by parenteral means.

REPORT OF CASE  M. G., a white girl, 8 yr. old, was admitted on Nov. 6, 1949, and had apparently been well until three days before admission, at which time she complained of a midfrontal headache. Acetylsalicylic

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