ROBERT P. NATELSON
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The treatment of tuberculosis had been generally supportive until Hinshaw and Feldman1 in 1945 demonstrated the efficacy of streptomycin in human tuberculosis. Their report followed that of Schatz, Bugie and Waksman,2 who in 1944 demonstrated the in vitro inhibitory effect of streptomycin on the tubercle bacillus. In tuberculous pericarditis, some employed the introduction of air into the pericardial sac after the withdrawal of fluid in an effort to help decrease adhesion formation. This form of therapy has not been unequivocally accepted as effective.
Reports of the use of streptomycin in tuberculous pericarditis are few in number, and only seven were
NATELSON RP. TUBERCULOUS PERICARDITIS: A REPORT OF THREE CASES TREATED WITH STREPTOMYCIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:1169–1172. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-5-1169
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(5):1169-1172.
Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pericardial Disease.
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