Eric L Westerman

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A 46-year-old man showed a clinical response when treated with parenteral erythromycin for what was initially thought to be legionnaires' disease, but an organism isolated from his pleural fluid on CYE agar was subsequently identified as Francisella tularensis. Tularemia should be suspected in all cases of atypical pneumonia in the appropriate setting.(More)
Acute infectious uvulitis is a rare condition. A case caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae occurred in a 56-year-old woman who also had coexisting epiglottitis. One other case of uvulitis reported in the literature has also been associated with acute epiglottitis. Because of potentially lethal complications, epiglottitis should be suspected in any patient who(More)
Agranulocytosis developed in a patient with staphylococcal osteomyelitis after 35 days of treatment with orally administered cloxacillin. The patient had fever, prostration, pharyngitis, and profound leukopenia, which subsequently abated upon withdrawal of the drug. Cloxacillin should be included in the growing list of drugs capable of producing leukopenia(More)
Tolerance to beta-lactam antibiotics has been described with staphylococci and enterococci, but this phenomenon and its clinical significance in Haemophilus influenzae has not been reported. We have reported a case of bacteremic epiglottitis due to an ampicillin-tolerant, beta-lactamase-negative strain of Haemophilus influenzae type b which was cured with(More)
A double-blind study with volunteers was performed to determine the incidence and severity of thrombophlebitis associated with cephalothin, cephapirin, cefamandole, and a water control. Although there were no statistical differences in the incidence of thrombophlebitis, cephalothin resulted in significantly more severe thrombophlebitis compared with the(More)