MARTIN F. KAGNOFF, M.D.; DONALD ARMSTRONG, M.D.
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To the editor: The recent article by Drs. Bodner, Koenig, and Goodman, "Bacteremic Bacteroides Infections," (Ann Intern Med 73:537-544, 1970) states, "In the absence of sensitivity data bacteroides sepsis appears to represent another of the few indications for therapy with chloramphenicol." We have just evaluated 55 patients at Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York, who had 67 positive blood cultures for Bacteroides species ("Bacteroides Bacteremia," Cancer. In press). Antibiotic disk sensitivity studies were done on 48 isolates, using three disk concentrations of chloramphenicol and tetracycline (5, 10, and 30 µg/disk). Results showed 24 isolates to be sensitive,
KAGNOFF MF, ARMSTRONG D. Antibiotics for Bacteroides Sepsis. Ann Intern Med. ;75:316–317. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-2-316_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(2):316-317.
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