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Article
August 1938

RECOVERY OF A PATIENT WITH TYPE III PNEUMOCOCCUS MENINGITIS OF OTITIC ORIGIN

Author Affiliations

BROOKLYN
From the Oto-Laryngologic Service of the Israel-Zion Hospital, Samuel J. Kopetzky, M.D., director.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(2):241-251. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040249008
Abstract

Type III pneumococcus meningitis is a disease so uniformly fatal that it appears of particular interest to report a complete recovery.

B. B., a boy aged 5½ years, was first admitted to the hospital on Oct. 9, 1937. The mother stated that two weeks previously the child had complained of pain in the right ear, for which ear drops were given and the child put to bed. The pain subsided in three days, and the patient was well thereafter until three days before his admission, when he again complained of pain in the right ear. The pain was accompanied by malaise. The temperature was 103 F. Tenderness and swelling were present behind the right ear.

On admission there was tenderness over the right mastoid, which was more marked over the zygomatic region. There was postauricular swelling, with displacement of the auricle and sagging of the superoposterior canal wall. There was

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