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May 28, 1927

ANTIMONY AND POTASSIUM TARTRATE IN CHANCROIDAL INFECTIONS: RESULTS OF INTRAVENOUS TREATMENT

JAMA. 1927;88(22):1699-1700. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680480009005
Abstract

Chancroidal infections and especially the secondary ulcerations incident thereto have been known to be highly resistant to all forms of treatment. While most patients are seen in dispensary work, not frequently cases are encountered in private practice which baffle all our attempts at cure. Anything that will assist us in clearing up these indolent infections is sure to be appreciated by the specialist in this work.

TREATMENT  During the past year a number of patients suffering from chancroid and its complications have presented themselves for treatment at Mercy Hospital Dispensary. The routine treatment after dark-field illumination and blood Wassermann reactions established the correct diagnosis consisted in cauterizing, incision and draining when indicated and the application of frequent aseptic dressings. The drugs used were phenol (carbolic acid) and alcohol, silver nitrate and iodine, largely depending on the severity of the involvement. The length of time necessary to effect a cure varied

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