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Three cases of an unusual Pseudomonas skin infection acquired from a health spa whirlpool were reported, and an epidemiologic survey showed 17 additional cases. This dermatosis is characterized by the abrupt onset of urticarial papules and superficial and deep papulopustules that spare only the...
To the Editor.—
On the cover of the Jan 16, 1978, issue of JAMA, a beautiful picture is presented.
In the interest of safety, several things are apparent from this photograph. The scuba divers do not have a pressure gauge on their tanks. They are not wearing buoyancy compensators, and I do not...
To the Editor.—
It is a surgical axiom, hoary but perhaps worthy of occasional reiteration, that a live kitten is better than a dead lion. A recent article in The Journal (238:2048-2049, 1977) provides a case in point and also argues that the retrospectoscope, if used gently and appropriately,...
Many physicians may be unaware of the abuse potential of antiparkinsonism medications. A case report suggests that the deliberate abuse of these drugs may be considerably more widespread than has been hitherto believed. Patients may feign extrapyramidal symptoms to obtain antiparkinsonism...
Fifteen chronic enteric carriers of Salmonella typhi were treated with amoxicillin trihydrate, 2 g by mouth, three times per day. Nine of ten patients who were able to take the full amoxicillin regimen were cured; among five patients treated with a lower daily amoxicillin dosage because of...
I like the comments by Dr Herbert Copelan. My recommendation regarding a renewal of the supply of nitroglycerin every six months was an approximation of what is ideal; as he indicates, this might be too late if the drug is low in potency when purchased. As to the headache, again I agree that the...
Eighteen children and adolescents who survived two years or longer in an attempt to manage their end-stage renal failure by transplantation were studied. The psychological adaptation of the young person to this form of management of renal disease was assessed by a semistructured interview of the...
Hepatitis A: antibodies are prevalent but illness is not
Research on hepatitis A may lag behind that on hepatitis B, but a clinical picture of type A disease is becoming more clear.
The words "subclinical picture" might be more accurate, however, because according to Jules L. Dienstag, MD, and...
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