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February 1934

AURAL INFECTIONS FROM THE COLON BACILLUS: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK Attending Otolaryngologist, Morrisania City Hospital

Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;19(2):249-251. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03790020095009
Abstract

Aural infections with the colon bacillus as the causative agent are rare, and it would seem as though they were generally secondary to an infection in the kidneys or in the rectum and the lower end of the bowel. Little information is available on the subject. Libman,1 in 141 cases of aural discharge or complications of otitis media, found the colon bacillus in 1 case of abscess of the brain and in 1 of 25 cases of meningitis secondary to otitis media.

I have been unable to find any reference to this subject in the literature since Libman's article was published.

The report of a recent case of secondary infection due to the colon bacillus in which treatment by surgical measures and the bacteriophage method was unsuccessful follows.

REPORT OF CASE  Mary W., aged 36, was admitted to Morrisania City Hospital on May 27, 1933, complaining of a discharge

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