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March 24, 1956


JAMA. 1956;160(12):1091. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960470087023

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To the Editor:—  An otherwise excellent editorial, "Urinary Infections" (J. A. M. A.160:210 [Jan. 21] 1956), is marred by the fact that, of the three sulfonamides mentioned, only sulfadiazine is commonly employed in urinary tract infections. Sulfamerazine is excreted in small amounts in the urine, and it is curious that this compound should have been selected for mention in the editorial, when the original reference (Everett and Long, Am. J. Obst. & Gynec.67:916, 1954) described but one case treated with sulfamerazine. The original publication by Everett and Long described many cases treated successfully with either sulfisoxazole or mixtures of three sulfonamides.

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