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June 20, 1977

Re: Persistence of Treponema pallidum Following Penicillin G Therapy-Reply

Author Affiliations

Walter Reed Army Medical Center Washington, DC

JAMA. 1977;237(25):2719. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270520029009

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In Reply.—  There were two errors in the original manuscript. The second patient was treated with 4.8 million units of penicillin G procaine intramuscularly in addition to 1.0 g probenecid on two occasions seven days apart. Twenty-three days later, a CSF specimen was obtained which infected rabbits. Both patients were treated with aqueous penicillin G (benzyl penicillin), not penicillin G benzathine.