CHESTER S. KEEFER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHARLES H. RAMMELKAMP, M.D.
Recently we have observed two patients with Hemophilus influenzae bacteremia who recovered following chemotherapy. One patient had pneumonia and the other had a primary lesion in the biliary passages. Since H. influenzae infection of the bile passages was unique in our experience, we were stimulated to review the subject of H. influenzae bacteremia in general as well as to report our recent experience.
Case 1. A young man with lobar pneumonia, H. influenzae in the sputum and circulating blood, recovers promptly following sulfapyridine.
A white man, 30 years of age, was admitted to hospital complaining of fever, cough,
KEEFER CS, RAMMELKAMP CH. HEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE BACTEREMIA: REPORT OF TWO CASES RECOVERING FOLLOWING SULFATHIAZOLE AND SULFAPYRIDINE1. Ann Intern Med. 1942;16:1221–1227. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-6-1221
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(6):1221-1227.
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