S. S. LICHTMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Sulfonamide chemotherapy has proved disappointing in subacute bacterial endocarditis. Final judgment of its merit must be reserved, however, until the incidence of recovery in a large series of treated cases is compared with spontaneous recovery in the pre-sulfonamide era.
In a preliminary survey of 288 cases of subacute bacterial endocarditis treated by current methods, Lichtman and Bierman1 deduced that chemotherapy and supplementary measures produced recovery in a small but significant percentage of cases. This survey has been continued with the aim of obtaining correct answers to the questions:
1. Is sulfonamide chemotherapy responsible for recovery in subacute bacterial endocarditis?
LICHTMAN SS. TREATMENT OF SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS: CURRENT RESULTS(TREATMENT OF SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS: CURRENT RESULTS*). Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:787–794. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-5-787
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(5):787-794.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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