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June 1931

TREATMENT FOR ERYSIPELOID BY LOCAL INJECTIONS OF SPECIFIC SERUM: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO

From the Division of Dermatology of the Department of Medicine of the University of Chicago.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(6):1069-1071. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880240050006
Abstract

The presence of erysipeloid in the region of the Great Lakes and its successful treatment by the intragluteal injection of specific serum (Mulford) have recently been recorded.1 The purpose of this report is to bring to attention another case of this infection and to record the results of treatment by the local injection of specific serum.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.—  A white man, aged 26, was first seen on July 16, 1930. Ten days previously, while working in a general biologic laboratory, he had been bitten on the left palm by a turtle. During the following two days he had handled many decomposing lake perch. Two days afterward he noticed redness, tenderness, swelling and pain about the site of the injury, accompanied by red streaks that extended up the left forearm and a tender gland in the left axilla. Hot packs had been applied to the hand and forearm,

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