TOM FITE PAINE JR., M.D.; RODERICK MURRAY, M.D.; IRWIN PERLMUTTER, M.D.; MAXWELL FINLAND, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The rôle of the pleuropneumonia group of microörganisms as human pathogens is still far from clear. In the case reported here a pleuropneumonia-like organism was repeatedly cultured from the central nervous system of a patient with a brain abscess and meningitis. This case is of interest because it probably represents the first one in which a pleuropneumonia-like organism was recognized in association with an infection of the central nervous system. The characteristics of the organism were studied in some detail.
The literature concerning the pleuropneumonia group of organisms was reviewed in 1941 by Sabin.1 This group of microörganisms has
PAINE TF, MURRAY R, PERLMUTTER I, FINLAND M. BRAIN ABSCESS AND MENINGITIS ASSOCIATED WITH A PLEUROPNEUMONIA-LIKE ORGANISM: CLINICAL AND BACTERIOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS IN A CASE WITH RECOVERY1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:554–562. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-3-554
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(3):554-562.
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