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December 1938

GANGRENE OF THE TOES FOLLOWING PNEUMOCOCCEMIA: TREATMENT WITH SULFANILAMIDE

Author Affiliations

NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(6):1317-1318. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980180131012

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Abstract

The following case, in which the condition was diagnosed as septic thrombi with gangrene of the toes following pneumococcemia, is reported as an illustration of successful treatment with sulfanilamide.

REPORT OF A CASE  On July 6, 1937, I was asked by Dr. Pansy, of South River, N. J., to see with him in consultation Henry M., aged 9 years.The history of the case was as follows: The illness had begun with fever on June 28, and two days later cough, pain in the left side of the chest posteriorly and blood-tinged expectoration followed. On July 2 the patient complained of pain in the region of the toes of both feet, and the next day both big toes became reddened and painful. After another day or two, they had become blackish.Examination showed the boy to be well developed but markedly undernourished. He was acutely ill, with face flushed, alae

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