J. Robert Cantey, M.D.
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Advances in the diagnosis and therapy of plague, a disease with considerable morbidity and mortality, would be of obvious importance. Twenty-four patients with Yersinia pestis infections hospitalized near Pleiku, Vietnam, in 1969 were evaluated in terms of clinical presentation, diagnostic techniques, and therapy with kanamycin. Included were 13 cases of bubonic plague, seven cases of "bubonic-septicemic" plague, three cases of plague septicemia (systemic Y. pestis infection without detectable adenopathy), and one case of pneumonic plague. Two patients developed plague meningitis during the course of their illness. Previous reports have not emphasized bubonic-septicemic plague as a separate category in the spectrum
Cantey JR. Plague in Vietnam: Clinical Observations and Treatment with Kanamycin.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:871. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-871_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):871.
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