Charles A. Terhune, M.D.; James S. Tan, M.D.; Samuel Kaplan, M.D.; Morton Hamburger, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The treatment of Streptococcus viridans infection has not been standardized. During the past 2 decades restriction of the treatment period to 2 weeks has been explored at our Medical Center. Fifty patients received a 2-week course of treatment, as follows: Group 1 (1947-52)—parenteral penicillin G alone: 13. Group 2 (1954-67)—penicillin G + streptomycin: 9 (some of this group received oral penicillin V for 4 or more days). Group 3 (1955-69)—penicillin V orally + streptomycin: 24 (7 of these received 1 to 3 days of parenteral penicillin G initially). Group 4 (1965-69)—other PNC related antibiotics (cephaloridine, ampicillin, nafcillin) with or without
Terhune CA, Tan JS, Kaplan S, Hamburger M. Successful Two-Week Treatment Schedules for Subacute Endocarditis Caused by Penicillin-Sensitive Streptococcus Viridans.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:784. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-784_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):784.
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