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April 1948


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(4):554-555. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020562016

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To the Editor:  —The absence of allergic manifestations to sodium sulfacetimide when applied to the eye, either as a 30 per cent solution or as a 10 per cent ointment, has led me to the frequent use of this drug in a large variety of external ocular conditions. Dr. Hedwig Kuhn (Sodium Sulfacetimide 30% Solution in Ophthalmology, Tr. Am. Acad. Ophth.50:210 [May-June] 1946) stated that "... to date, at least, the sodium sulfacetimide preparation [has never shown] an allergic reaction." She warned, however, that it is possible to have an allergic reaction. Benedict and Henderson reported a case of sensitivity to sodium sulfacetimide (Am. J. Ophth.30:984 [Aug.] 1947). I wish to add another case of sensitivity to this drug.Miss H. G., a white woman aged 38, was referred to me for a lump on the right lower lid. Examination showed a round, raised, soft, nodular mass,

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