1921
Volume 1, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

The idea of using aureomycin in the treatment of trachoma came from a report which Dugger presented in 1948 before the Academy of Sciences in New York. Indeed, the antibiotic properties of aureomycin are of such wide range that it offers many possibilities for trial against both viral and rickettsial diseases. , it acts not only against the gram-positive organisms, like penicillin, but also against the gram-negatives like streptomycin and chloromycetin, with the exception of the proteus group. Apparently, it is effective against organisms which are resistant to both penicillin and streptomycin and in addition it is reported to be effective against the rickettsial diseases and the viruses of psittacosis and lymphogranuloma venereum.

In the therapeutic application of our laboratory studies, it naturally came to mind to use aureomycin in the treatment of trachoma.

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