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December 1951

USE OF AUREOMYCIN IN A CASE OF OSTEOPERIOSTITIS OF SYPHILIS

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(6):757-760. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570120092009
Abstract

AUREOMYCIN1 has been used successfully in the treatment of primary,2 secondary,3 and tertiary4 syphilis. Inasmuch as there is no report on the use of this drug in the treatment of syphilitic osteoperiostitis, it is important to report the following case.

REPORT OF A CASE  E. G. B., a 59-year-old married white woman of German descent, first entered the State of Wisconsin General Hospital on Aug. 2, 1950, complaining of pain and swelling of the legs and ankles which had been present for approximately 12 years. Results of roentgenologic examination of the left leg in 1948 were reported as being within normal limits. In June, 1949, high-low ligation of the saphenous veins of both legs had been performed, and this allayed the symptoms for two months. During the next 10 months and prior to admission, there had been recurrent edema of the legs with severe boring pain.

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