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Progress in Pediatrics
March 1934

II. CLINICAL STUDIES ON FORTY-SIX PATIENTS WITH ACUTE ENTERITIS; NECROPSY STUDIES

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(3):596-606. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960100122016
Abstract

CLINICAL STUDIES  The many studies of the bacteriology of acute enteritis in infants and children have failed to agree on any single microbic etiologic factor. The majority, however, have incriminated various members of the B. dysenteriae group, mainly on the basis of their presence in the stools of such patients. This in itself is not a sufficient criterion for such a deduction. In common with others, we have isolated organisms of the dysenteriae group from the stools of normal infants and young children or of subjects with conditions other than enteritis.The present report details clinical and certain bacteriologic data on a series of forty-six patients with acute enteritis who were studied during the fall of 1931. There was no selection of cases. Cultures were made as soon as possible after admission and in some instances at necropsy. Reference should be made to the first part of this article and

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