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Article
March 1943

BACTERIOPHAGE THERAPY OF STAPHYLOCOCCIC SEPTIC OBSTRUCTION OF THE CAVERNOUS SINUS: II. REPORT OF CASES

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Department of Bacteriology, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;29(3):341-368. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880150015001
Abstract

In the present paper we purpose to consider the 45 patients whose records have been accessioned to our bacteriophage files who presented evidence of an impending or well established septic obstruction of the cavernous sinus : first, the 14 patients who survived ; second, the 23 patients who died within five days after the initiation of bacteriophage therapy, and, third, the 8 patients who succumbed after an interval varying from eight days to five months. We do not include as a survivor any patient known to have succumbed to a sequel to this disease, even though he was discharged from the hospital "improved" or "cured." Such patients have been classed among those who died. We include in this report, however, a few patients who because of lack of positive blood cultures were not accepted for our staphylococcemia series. The case numbers in parentheses refer to that series.1 A patient whose case

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