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Article
May 25, 1929

BACILLUS PROTEUS SEPTICEMIA: REPORT OF TWO CASES WITH RECOVERY

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO

From the Presbyterian Hospital.

JAMA. 1929;92(21):1734-1737. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700470010004
Abstract

Case reports dealing with blood stream infections due to Bacillus proteus are uncommon, and the reports also show that complete recovery is rare. On the other hand, infections in the urinary tract due to this bacillus are not so uncommon as was formerly thought.

A recent review of 305 consecutive cases of infection in the urinary tract other than tuberculosis, occurring in the service of the senior author at the Presbyterian Hospital, showed that in 224 cases only one type of organism was isolated. In eight of these 224 cases B. proteus was found in pure culture. In eighty-one cases more than one type of organism was found. Of this group of eighty-one mixed infections, B. proteus was present in twelve cases. To substantiate this statement mention should be made of Hagar and Magath,1 who in a recent publication reported an extremely interesting series of cases in which infection

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