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Progress in Pediatrics
February 1934

ACUTE ENTERITIS IN INFANTS AND IN YOUNG CHILDRENI. BACTERIOLOGIC STUDIES

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(2):388-398. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960090129014
Abstract

I. BACTERIOLOGIC METHODS, MORPHOLOGY AND CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF STREPTOCOCCUS MICRO-APOIKIA  A review of the literature dealing with the bacteriologic observations in "acute intestinal intoxication of infants," "epidemics of enteritis in infants," "summer diarrhea in children" or "acute toxic gastro-enteritis in infants" reveals that more emphasis has been placed on the isolation of Bacillus dysenteriae and closely allied micro-organisms from the stools of such patients than on the finding of any other single bacterium. Johnston, Brown and Kaake,1 in studying sixty-seven infants with acute intestinal intoxication, isolated twenty-one strains of B. dysenteriae, twenty-six of Bacillus schmittzii, four of Bacillus asiaticus and three of Bacillus paratyphosus-B. In their study of twenty-nine children, from 2 to 12 years of age, they isolated seventeen strains of B. dysenteriae, three of B. schmittzii and one of B. paratyphosus-B.Kendall2 in 1915 expressed the view that different types of bacteria may elicit the same

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