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July 1941


Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(1):164-169. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040174017

Staphylococcus aureus infection of the blood stream has always been considered with grave concern by all physicians because of the lack of specific therapeutic measures to cope with it properly and check its progress. Chemotherapy is now playing an increasingly important role in the treatment and control of acute infections of all types. Much has been said for the use of sulfanilamide and sulfapyridine (2-[paraaminobenzenesulfonamido]-pyridine) in this connection, but little has been reported on the use of these drugs and the results obtained in the treatment of Staph. aureus infections.

The present interest in the treatment of staphylococcic bacteremia has prompted this report for its academic value.

REPORT OF A CASE  F. W., a boy 8 years of age, was first seen by me on Aug. 31, 1940. He had first become sick on August 29, complaining of severe frontal headache, general malaise, running nose, redness of both eyes and

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