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March 1977

Nomenclature of Antibiotics

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Pensacola, Fla

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(3):375-376. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640030121026

To the Editor.—  In reference to the recent article by Pablo and Fulton (111:734-735, 1975), it should be pointed out that chlortetracycline hydrochloride is marketed as Aureomycin (Lederle), while Achromycin (Lederle) is a brand name for tetracycline hydrochloride.1 This raises the question as to whether the authors inadvertently studied the same antibiotic twice or simply confused their nomenclature.In the letters to the editor that follow, reactions apparently induced by the fabric softener, Bounce, are noted. Initial letters from Donald H. Huldin, MD, received in November 1975 and Jerome Z. Litt, MD, in February 1976 were not accepted due to my misjudgment. Subsequently, Dr Litt published his account (Cutis 18:134, 1976). Though the exact relationships and mechanisms involved in these responses are not clear, the time sequences reported strongly suggest specific associations. Because Bounce and perhaps other similar agents may be responsible for adverse reactions, we believed that this

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