Several recent reports1 of cases of meningitis due to a hemolytic streptococcus have included a brief but satisfactory review of the literature, with the number of reported recoveries. In a fairly large number of cases we have observed until recently but one recovery.
This occurred several years ago and followed the use of antistreptococcus serum. We did not think the case of sufficient general interest to be reported. However, the recovery of two consecutive patients recently observed is so unusual in our experience that we are briefly reporting their cases.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.—A youth aged 13 was admitted to the Meadowbrook Hospital on April 3, 1937, with a history of pain in the right ear beginning seven days previously. A myringotomy had been done on March 30. On his admission there was a profuse serous discharge from the aural canal, but no other sign of mastoiditis. The right
SMITH HB, COON EH. MENINGITIS DUE TO A HEMOLYTIC STREPTOCOCCUS: REPORT OF TWO CASES WITH RECOVERY AFTER THE USE OF PRONTOSIL AND SULFANILAMIDE. Arch Otolaryngol. 1937;26(1):56–58. doi:10.1001/archotol.1937.00650020062008
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