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April 25, 1959

TREATMENT OF ACUTE TYPHOID WITH SYNNEMATIN B: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

Lansing, Mich.; Grand Ledge, Mich.; Lansing, Mich.

From the Michigan Department of Health, Division of Laboratories (Drs. Henderson and Olson). Dr. Garlock is in private practice.

JAMA. 1959;169(17):1991-1994. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000340023006
Abstract

A patient with a severe systemic infection was treated unsuccessfully with penicillin, chloramphenicol, and a third unidentified antibiotic. Salmonella typhi was cultured from blood and feces and was found sensitive to synnematin B. The condition of the patient had become very critical when therapy with synnematin B was begun, and it continued to be critical during the first 48 hours. Thereafter, improvement was rapid. Eleven days after discharge the patient was readmitted with typhoid peritonitis ascribed to rupture of an infected ovarian cyst. From this setback the patient recovered without any antibiotic treatment, and subsequent tests indicate that she is not a carrier. Her son and father-in-law also had mild forms of typhoid; they recovered on treatment with chloramphenicol.

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