oa South African Medical Journal - Two cases of pneumonic plague : recovery of one case treated with streptomycin
|Article Title||Two cases of pneumonic plague : recovery of one case treated with streptomycin|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg **Rietfontein Hospital|
|Publication Date||Nov 1948|
|Pages||699 - 703|
|Keyword(s)||Lobar pneumonia, P. Pestis, Pneumonic plague and Streptomycin|
Two cases of pneumonic plague are recorded. The fatal case exhibited unusual features in that clinically typical signs of lobar pneumonia presented. The second case, treated with streptomycin, together with sulpha drugs and plague serum, recovered. As far as we know this is the first recorded human case of recovery from pneumonic plague in South Africa.
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