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July 3, 1967

Isolation of M pneumoniae in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

JAMA. 1967;201(1):62. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130010088024

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Harry I. Katz, MD, senior author of the clinical note titled "Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Report of a Case Associated With Culturally Proven Myoplasma pneumoniae Infection" (199:504-506 [Feb 13]) has written that "In the article, we claimed that our case was the first report of M pneumoniae isolation in Stevens-Johnson syndrome; however, there are two similar case reports in the foreign literature which precede our date of publication:

"Reinhart, U.: Erythema exsudativum multiforme und andere Komplikationen wahrend liner Endemie primar atypischer Pneumonien durch Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Schweiz Med Wschr96:1027-1032 (Aug 13) 1966."

"Foy, H.M.: Kenny, G.E.; and Koler, J.: Mycoplasma pneumoniae in Stevens-Johnson's Syndrome, Lancet2:550-551 (Sept 3) 1966."