During 1945 there were admitted to Harmon General Hospital 488 patients with proved or suspected Schistosomiasis japonica acquired during the campaign on Leyte in the Philippines. These patients have been the subject of an intensive and detailed study.1
Because the drugs tartar emetic (antimony potassium tartrate) and fuadin (antimony pyrocatechin disulfonate of sodium) used in the treatment of this disease have been reported to cause serious cardiovascular reactions and even death,2 frequent electrocardiograms were taken during treatment to determine what changes might be expected. In a significant number of patients the changes in the electrocardiogram were striking and might
TARR L. EFFECT OF THE ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS, FUADIN AND TARTAR EMETIC, ON THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM OF MAN; A STUDY OF THE CHANGES ENCOUNTERED IN 141 PATIENTS TREATED FOR SCHISTOSOMIASIS*. Ann Intern Med. 1947;27:970–988. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-27-6-970
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(6):970-988.
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