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PRESENT STATUS OF IMMUNIZATION TO AND TREATMENT OF SCARLET FEVER

PRESENT STATUS OF IMMUNIZATION TO AND TREATMENT OF SCARLET FEVER IT IS NOW twenty-three years since the Dicks proved the etiology of scarlet fever and perfected methods by which susceptibility to the disease could be ascertained and by which the disease could be prevented. They also produced a successful antitoxin for treatment of the active phase. It is surprising that immunization to scarlet fever is still a controversial subject. In the present discussion some of the questions still in the minds of physicians about scarlet fever will be examined. EFFICACY OF IMMUNIZATION TO SCARLET FEVER Do the present methods of immunization against scarlet fever actually immunize against the disease? If one specifies the Dick method in which, according to the old formula, unchanged scarlet fever streptococcus toxin U. S. P. was administered in five doses increasing from 500 to 80,000 skin test doses and which, in the past three years, has been increased to an initial dose of 650 skin http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

PRESENT STATUS OF IMMUNIZATION TO AND TREATMENT OF SCARLET FEVER

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1949 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030040253007
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Abstract

IT IS NOW twenty-three years since the Dicks proved the etiology of scarlet fever and perfected methods by which susceptibility to the disease could be ascertained and by which the disease could be prevented. They also produced a successful antitoxin for treatment of the active phase. It is surprising that immunization to scarlet fever is still a controversial subject. In the present discussion some of the questions still in the minds of physicians about scarlet fever will be examined. EFFICACY OF IMMUNIZATION TO SCARLET FEVER Do the present methods of immunization against scarlet fever actually immunize against the disease? If one specifies the Dick method in which, according to the old formula, unchanged scarlet fever streptococcus toxin U. S. P. was administered in five doses increasing from 500 to 80,000 skin test doses and which, in the past three years, has been increased to an initial dose of 650 skin

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1949

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