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SULFADIAZINE IN THE TREATMENT OF DIARRHEA IN CHILDREN

FRANCISCO J. MENCHACA, M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(1):5-6. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020070012002.
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Sulfonamide compounds are more widely used every day for the treatment of diarrhea in children, especially in countries in which infection is the most important cause of diarrhea.

The optimal use of the various sulfonamide compounds in treating the different forms of diarrhea has not yet been determined. New therapeutic agents are being produced rapidly, and the pharmacologists continue to search for new compounds of greater efficiency. It devolves on pediatricians to present clinical observations on the use of these compounds as guides to the value of each preparation.1 It is for this reason that I wish to record my results with sulfadiazine, following earlier reports on sulfathiazole,2 sulfaguanidine,3 and succinylsulfathiazole.4

Up to the present time there have been few reports on the use of sulfadiazine in the treatment of diarrhea in children. Abente Haedo and Rodriguez Devincenzi5 were successful in the treatment of 3

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