G. Y. MILLS, M.D.; B. M. KAGAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In 1882 Gessard1 identified the microörganism Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Bacillus pyocyaneus) and described some of its characteristics. Seven years later Charrin2 demonstrated the pathogenicity of several strains in animals. Since then there have been numerous publications concerning this bacterium. In 1906 Fraenkel3 reported 26 fatal cases of pseudomonas infection, 21 in children under two years of age. In six the gastrointestinal tract was involved. Cooley4 reported an outbreak of diarrhea which affected 37 children in an institution and which resulted in nine deaths. Escherich5 reported four fatal cases of infantile diarrhea due to this organism. Baginsky6 reported two cases, one of
MILLS GY, KAGAN BM. EFFECT OF ORAL POLYMYXIN B ON PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA IN THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:26–32. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-1-26
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(1):26-32.
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