Many efforts have been made to determine the cause of acute rhinitis, but so far as I am able to learn all the investigations have been made with aerobic methods.
The organism now described has been found during the early stages of acute coryza, while the discharge is mucoid in character. At this time few, often no other, bacteria are present in the smears. The organism is often found in large numbers. As the mucus disappears or the discharge becomes purulent, it decreases in number and finally disappears. It has been observed in all of the cases of acute rhinitis studied. Eighteen different persons have been examined during the acute attack, one during each of four attacks and another during each of five, so that altogether I have made observations during twenty-five distinct attacks. Many examinations were made during the course of the infection in nine of these cases. In
TUNNICLIFF R. AN ANAEROBIC ORGANISM ASSOCIATED WITH ACUTE RHINITIS. JAMA. 1913;60(26):2033. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340260007004
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