COMMISSION ON ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISEASES
In a three year study of respiratory illness among soldiers, three groups of diseases have caused the great majority of hospital admissions, namely, exudative tonsillitis and pharyngitis, primary atypical pneumonia, and undifferentiated respiratory disease. Other specific diseases such as influenza and the contagious exanthemata constituted a small and easily recognized group. Investigation of the cases of exudative tonsillitis and pharyngitis disclosed that approximately 25 per cent of them had clinical features, bacteriological findings, and an antibody response indicative of streptococcal infection; another 25 per cent harbored β-hemolytic streptococci but did not have the clinical features or the antibody response characteristic
COMMISSION ON ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISEASES. ASSOCIATION OF ACUTE PULMONARY LESIONS WITH INFECTIONS OF THE THROAT1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:473–487. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-3-473
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(3):473-487.
Infectious Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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