C. R. NEWMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Pseudomembranous inflammation of the intestine has been recognized for over a century. During the last several years there has been an apparent increase in its incidence. Disagreement has existed regarding the role of antibiotics in the etiology of this condition. Some authors claim relatively no increase as the result of widespread use of antibiotics, whereas others take the opposite view. Recent experiences, however, which indicate the etiologic importance of antibiotic-resistant staphylococci have produced a greater alertness and suspicion by physicians generally, and more antemortem diagnoses are being made. The precise role of the antibiotics has not been definitely established,
NEWMAN CR. PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS ENTEROCOLITIS AND ANTIBIOTICS(PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS ENTEROCOLITIS AND ANTIBIOTICS*). Ann Intern Med. 1956;45:409–444. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-3-409
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(3):409-444.
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