HENRY L. FEFFER; HAROLD L. HIRSH, M.D.
Recently Boger1 reported a case of "primary" or "cryptogenic" pneumococcic arthritis cured with sulfadiazine orally and intra-articularly. Boger reviewed the literature and collected 227 cases of pneumococcic arthritis of which 34 were considered "primary." Of these, only four cases were adequately described and can be definitely called "primary" pneumococcic arthritis. We are reporting a case of "primary" pneumococcic arthritis treated with penicillin.
C. D., a negro laborer, aged 29, was admitted to the Gallinger Municipal Hospital on January 5, 1944, with the complaint of pain and swelling of the left knee for five days. At that time, upon
FEFFER HL, HIRSH HL. PNEUMOCOCCIC ARTHRITIS: REPORT OF A CASE TREATED WITH PENICILLIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:845–846. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-5-845
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