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May 1939

HEMOLYTIC STREPTOCOCCIC MENINGITIS OF OTITIC ORIGIN IN A YOUNG WOMAN AT TERM: Recovery and Delivery of a Living Child

Author Affiliations

WILKES-BARRE, PA.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;29(5):853-856. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650050915007
Abstract

In the last few years, with the advent of sulfanilamide therapy, the mortality from meningitis due to the hemolytic streptococcus has fallen remarkably, and the literature abounds with reports of veritable series of cures. The following case is reported, therefore, not as a single case of meningitis with recovery but because of the added interest of recovery from the condition of a woman at term who at the height of her infection was delivered of a normal living baby—purely and simply another victory for sulfanilamide.

REPORT OF CASE  A woman aged 19, who was entering on the last few weeks of her pregnancy, was admitted to the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital late in the evening of July 3, 1938. She had a discharging ear. The discharge had begun five weeks before when the ear was opened because of an abscess of the middle ear which had resulted from insufflation of saline

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