CLINICAL ASPECTS OF ORNITHOSIS IN CHILDHOOD
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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A report is presented of 3 cases of ornithosis involving mainly the lungs of children. There was a marked discrepancy between the paucity of clinical symptons temperature afebrile, lassitude, slight cough and uncharacteristic findings and the marked Roentgen findings. It is suspected that due to the stypical, clinically unapparent course of the disease a majority of cases go unrecognized, since this diagnosis is only rarely established during childhood. Therapy Sigmamycin, Tetracycline soon led to the disappearance of the slight symptoms. Even the sedimentation rate -- initially markedly elevated -- rapidly returned to normal. There was also a fast return to normal radiologic findings in the lungs. No influence could be detected, however, on the CFR complement-fixation reaction. Subsequent to antibiotic therapy two cases still showed a rise in titre, and in the third no influence on the titre could be determined. The Wassermann reaction remained negative in all three cases.
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