MAURICE C. PINCOFFS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ERNEST G. GUY, M.D.; LEONARD M. LISTER; THEODORE E. WOODWARD, M.D.; JOSEPH E. SMADEL, M.D.
The demonstrated efficacy of Chloromycetin in the treatment of human cases of scrub typhus1 encouraged belief that this new antibiotic might likewise prove effective in the therapy of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. During the months of May, June, and July, 1948, a total of 17 cases with the clinical diagnosis of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever were treated with Chloromycetin.2 In 16 of these cases adequate confirmation of the clinical diagnosis was obtained through animal inoculation and serological tests. One of these cases was discarded because of the stage of the disease. The present report deals with the therapeutic results obtained
PINCOFFS MC, GUY EG, LISTER LM, WOODWARD TE, SMADEL JE. THE TREATMENT OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER WITH CHLOROMYCETIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;29:656–663. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-4-656
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(4):656-663.
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