GORDON J. VOSTI, M.D.; HOWARD ROFFWARG, M.D.
In recent years, psittacosis has been the subject of many case reports and reviews.1-5 Its clinical and pathologic variations have been well documented in such standard texts as that of Rivers.6a Myocarditis complicating this illness has rarely been reported. We recently observed a case of suspected psittacosis with pneumonitis, encephalitis, and myocarditis, which terminated fatally.
A 48-year-old white female was admitted to Stanford University Hospital for the fourth time on September 26, 1958, in a semistuporous state. Previous admissions had been for chronic cervicitis, total hysterectomy and bilateral oöphorectomy for myomata and ovarian cyst, and subtotal thyroidectomy for
VOSTI GJ, ROFFWARG H. MYOCARDITIS AND ENCEPHALITIS IN A CASE OF SUSPECTED PSITTACOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:764–776. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-4-764
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(4):764-776.
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