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July 23, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(4):300-301. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.27410560003008a

This is a report of the treatment and further study of the case of actinobacillus bacteremia reported by Thompson and Willius in this issue. Since the recovery of the patient was obviously due to the therapy used, it seems advisable to make this report.

The patient referred to first presented himself at our office, Aug. 29, 1931. He stated that he had suffered with influenza for the preceding two weeks. The symptoms were intermittent fever, chills, profuse perspiration, especially at night, and severe migratory pains in the chest, joints and muscles. This was also accompanied by some abdominal discomfort and by diarrhea. At the time of this examination the patient was moderately sick. His temperature was 102.4 F.; the pulse was 108, and respirations were 32. The ears and nose showed no pathologic condition; the tonsils were moderately hypertrophied and the pharynx was injected. There were no signs of hyperthyroidism.

Ravaut and Pinoy:  Actinobacillose à forme meningée observée à Paris chez un Argentin ,  Presse méd. 19:49 ( (Jan. 21) ) 1911.
Lignières, J., and Spitz, G.:  Actinobacillose ,  Rev. Soc. méd. argent. 10, 1902.