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December 25, 1943

ACTINOMYCOSIS TREATED WITH SULFADIAZINE

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES; MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

JAMA. 1943;123(17):1115-1117. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.82840520001008a
Abstract

Any agent that influences the course of actinomycosis favorably is worthy of note. The benefit achieved by sulfadiazine in a case under our care seemed so remarkable that we were moved to place it on record.

REPORT OF CASE  A Negro soldier aged 38 who had been inducted into the U. S. Army on Nov. 10, 1942 was transferred to the Moore General Hospital, Swannanoa, N. C., on Feb. 4, 1943 from a station hospital where he had been hospitalized from Dec. 24, 1942 to Jan. 26, 1943 and again from January 30 to February 4.On admission to the Moore General Hospital he gave the history that in November 1941 he had developed a small lesion on the left side of his jaw. This lesion enlarged in a few days until a full blown abscess was present. The patient consulted a dentist, who felt that his teeth were responsible

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