LOWELL A. RANTZ, M.D.
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The meninges, like the synovial membranes and the endocardium, are unique in that they are frequently the site of infections caused by organisms not ordinarily regarded as highly pathogenic for man.
It is, therefore, to be expected that many varieties of streptococci should have been observed to be etiological agents in meningitis. It is apparent that this is so from a survey of reported cases of this disease. From such a study it is difficult to assess the relative frequency of the various types of streptococci in meningitis or to form an accurate estimate of mortality rates for types other
RANTZ LA. STREPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS: FOUR CASES TREATED WITH SULFONAMIDES IN WHICH THE ETIOLOGICAL AGENT WAS AN UNUSUAL STREPTOCOCCUS*. Ann Intern Med. 1942;16:716–726. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-16-4-716
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(4):716-726.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Streptococcal Infections.
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