PETER FISHER, M.D.
Urinary infections caused by Friedländer's bacillus (Bacillus mucosus capsulatus, Klebsiella pneumoniae) are not rare. Baehr, Schwartzman and Greenspan1 reported 50 cases in 1937. Review of the medical literature since that date has disclosed little mention of this disease25 until the advent of the use of streptomycin. Harris et al.10 in 1947 reported 21 cases of pyelonephritis treated with streptomycin, five of these due to the Friedländer bacillus. Of these, two were considered cured, one temporarily improved and two unimproved. Kleinman and his associates16 have also reported therapeutic failures with streptomycin in this disease.
The author considers the following case of
FISHER P. SEVERE PYELONEPHRITIS DUE TO FRIEDLÄNDER'S BACILLUS TREATED SUCCESSFULLY WITH STREPTOMYCIN1. Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:1117–1124. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-5-1117
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(5):1117-1124.
Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Urinary Tract Infection.
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