RONALD B. GEORGE, M.D.; MORTON M. ZISKIND, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JAMES R. RASCH; WILLIAM J. MOGABGAB, M.D., F.A.C.P.
During the 1930's, several authors (1-7) reported a type of pneumonia that was distinct from pneumonia of bacterial etiology in several respects. It occurred sporadically or in small outbreaks among adolescents and young adults when they were grouped together in schools and military training camps. Constitutional symptoms such as chilliness, headache, and muscle pains predominated over respiratory symptoms, and physical signs in the chest were few. White blood cell counts remained low, and pathogenic bacteria were not isolated. While the mortality was extremely low, morbidity was prolonged. The advent of sulfonamides during this period brought another basis for separation since
GEORGE RB, ZISKIND MM, RASCH JR, MOGABGAB WJ. Mycoplasma and Adenovirus Pneumonias: Comparison with Other Atypical Pneumonias in a Military Population. Ann Intern Med. ;65:931–942. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-5-931
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(5):931-942.
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