It is not our intention in the present paper to discuss the morphology or the classification of the streptothrix. This subject has been very ably considered in the papers of Norris and Larkin,1 Flexner,2 Warthin and Olney3 and others. It may be said, however, that no definite conclusions have been reached. The consensus of opinion seems to be that there are several distinct varieties of steptothrix, and that the various cases reported as instances of streptothricosis have been due to different varieties of this micro-organism.
From a study of the thus far reported cases of pulmonary streptothricosis it seems that the majority of the cases present the clinical picture of pulmonary tuberculosis. Bronchiectasis is frequently encountered, and hemorrhage is quite a common symptom. The majority of cases ended fatally, often as the result of metastasis to different parts of the body, the central nervous system being frequently
ASHTON TG, NORRIS GW. PULMONARY STREPTOTHRICOSIS.A REPORT OF TWO CASES AND A REVIEW OF THOSE HITHERTO REPORTED FROM A CLINICAL STANDPOINT.. JAMA. 1905;XLV(11):784–787. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510110040001g
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