Because hemolytic staphylococcic septicemia is so often a fatal disease, especially in conjunction with sinus thrombosis, and because sulfathiazole (2-[paraaminobenzenesulfonamido]-thiazole) is a relatively new drug used in its treatment, we are reporting the following case with recovery. Other cases1 of staphyloccic septicemia with recovery in which similar treatment was given have been reported.
REPORT OF A CASE
A white nurse (M. L.) was admitted to the nurses' infirmary of Cook County Hospital on Aug. 5, 1940, with marked edema of the forehead, complaining of a severe headache. Three days before, she had plucked her eyebrows, but with no known injury. The next morning she had some redness and edema over the left eyebrow, but there was no localized point of infection. That day she applied some hot packs and continued the application throughout the next day, working in the ward until 11 o'clock the night before admission.She stated that
HARRIET I. SKEMP, M. L. AFREMOW, PAUL S. RHOADS. THROMBOSIS OF THE CAVERNOUS SINUS WITH STAPHYLOCOCCIC SEPTICEMIA TREATED BY INTRAVENOUS INJECTION OF SODIUM SULFATHIAZOLE, WITH RECOVERY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(5):1025–1028. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660041099014