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The Present Status of Streptococcus Biologic Products in the Prevention and Treatment of Scarlet Fever.

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By Veldee M. V..  (Pub. Health Rep.. , August8 , 1930.).

Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(6):643-644. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-6-643_4
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In the Conference of Health Officers and the United States Public Health Service in 1926, it was the general opinion that the intradermal reaction to scarlet-fever streptococcus toxin is a fairly dependable measure of the susceptibility of the individual tested. The majority of the individuals giving a positive reaction can be effectively immunized by the proper use of scarlet-fever streptococcus toxin. The use of scarlet-fever streptococcus antitoxin, either for passive immunization, or for the treatment of the individual with scarlet-fever, is not yet founded on sufficient clinical data to permit a mature opinion as to the efficacy of this form


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