Haverhill fever, epidemic arthritic erythema, was diagnosed by blood culture in a white man 38 years old, a welder by occupation. Observation began May 25, 1946 and has continued to date. Streptomycin was used by us in the treatment of Haverhill fever for the first time, as far as we are able to determine.
REPORT OF A CASE
B. W., a white man aged 38, while welding in a small compartment of a ship on April 7, 1946, became nauseated, vomited once and had diarrhea for twenty-four hours. He stayed home for two days and then returned to work in spite of weakness, chills, rises of temperature and night sweats. The temperature established no pattern except to rise in the early evening, and this was not a daily occurrence until May 18, when pain in the legs began.The pain was intense and was located deeply back of
SPRECHER MH, COPELAND JR. HAVERHILL FEVER DUE TO STREPTOBACILLUS MONILIFORMIS TREATED WITH STREPTOMYCIN. JAMA. 1947;134(12):1014–1016. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.72880290001008
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