ROBERT L. WHIPPLE JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; J. FRANK HARRIS, M.D.
It is possible to isolate the colon bacillus from the blood stream in a number of diseases. Shortly before death in patients dying from carcinomatosis, tuberculosis, and other chronic debilitating diseases, B. coli may be grown from blood cultures. In the new born a very fulminating, usually fatal, colon bacillus septicemia (Winckel's disease) is encountered. During the course of acute and chronic processes of the intestinal tract (rectal stricture, typhoid fever, dysentery, ulcerative colitis, cancerous ulcers, acute gastro-enteritis, appendiceal abscesses, tuberculous ulceration, diverticulitis with abscess formation, etc.); following operative procedures on the gastrointestinal tract; and during inflammatory processes of the
WHIPPLE RL, HARRIS JF. B. COLI SEPTICEMIA IN LAENNEC'S CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER(B. COLI SEPTICEMIA IN LAENNEC'S CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:462–466. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-2-462
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(2):462-466.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease, Multi-Organ Failure and Sepsis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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