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Use of sodium cephalothin in the management of lung gangrene
  1. B. T. Le Roux
  1. Thoracic Surgical Unit and the Department of Surgery, University of Natal

    Abstract

    Thirty-one of 256 cases of chronic destructive pneumonia who were judged, by the severity of illness and haemoptysis, to have lung gangrene, were managed with intravenous sodium cephalothin. Five patients died, two in relation to emergency pneumonectomy. In comparison with results of management of this disease in previous, similar patients, the results are encouraging.

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