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June 1970


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Route 3 Syracuse, Ind 46567

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(6):707-708. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000060079026

I am aware of the scientific irrelevancy of a one-case study, but because of an accidental finding when my 3-year-old daughter developed a rather severe case of erythema multiforme, I am very interested in asking all those doctors who diagnose this disease in young patients, or its more life-threatening form, ectodermosis erosive pluriorificialis, to obtain a clean catch, midstream urine specimen for culture and sensitivity tests and forward a copy of the reports to me.

Without going into great detail, I was in the process of collecting a gram-stain and culture and sensitivity samples from her throat to aid the physician managing her case and she insisted that she had to use the bathroom. So, just for the sake of completeness, I obtained a clean catch, midstream urine for culture and sensitivity tests and a colony count. It grew 30,000 Proteus per milliliter.

Because of a preliminary report of some

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