This report of a case of streptococcic septicemia, presenting an unusual clinical course and at autopsy showing a vascular lesion in several organs, merits careful consideration.
REPORT OF A CASE
—A Negro, aged 32, entered the hospital with the sole complaint of pain in the lower portion of the back. He believed himself to have been in perfect health until three weeks before admission, when, while at work, he lifted some heavy metal and experienced a sudden, severe pain in the lower portion of the back. The persistence and radiation of the pain were characteristic of acute strain. The only additional symptom was nocturia two or three times, which the patient insisted had commenced subsequent to the injury.The past history was unimportant except for several attacks of tonsillitis covering a period of years, gonorrhea eighteen years, and trauma to the right knee eight years, before the present examination.