CHARLES W. WAINWRIGHT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In a previous communication I1 have reported the results of attempts to confirm the blood culture studies of Cecil, Nicholls and Stainsby2 in cases of chronic rheumatoid arthritis. The technic of these investigators was followed in detail except for two minor variations which were devised to lessen the chances of contamination. In but a single instance were streptococci recovered from either the blood stream or the joint fluids so cultured. These results did not substantiate those of Cecil, Nicholls and Stainsby and others, who report the presence of streptococci in the blood stream of 50 per cent or more of
WAINWRIGHT CW. TREATMENT OF CHRONIC RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS; FURTHER OBSERVATIONS ON THE USE OF STREPTOCOCCAL VACCINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:245–251. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-3-245
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(3):245-251.
Infectious Disease, Prevention/Screening, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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