It is not our ambition to present an old subject, the etiology and nature of colon pyelitis, in a spectacular manner. We merely wish to give the results of our own clinical and laboratory observations on the lesions produced and etiologic factors concerned in the production of the colon type of renal infection, mindful of the fact that some of our views may seem radical departures from the beaten path of previously existing opinions. Granting the correctness of our contentions concerning the manner of production of the disease and the nature of the lesion resulting, prevention of infection in certain types of cases becomes not only a found hope but also a logical possibility.
We shall make no attempt to reproduce the evidence leading us to accept the following views as to the mode of origin and pathologic nature of colon bacillus infection of the kidney. These facts are given
CRABTREE EG, CABOT H. COLON BACILLUS PYELONEPHRITIS: ITS NATURE AND POSSIBLE PREVENTION. JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(8):589–591. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270020253001
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