JAMES CRAIG SMALL, M.D.
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In January, 1927, I described a new species of streptococcus isolated from cultures of the blood and of the pharyngeal exudate in cases of rheumatic fever, under the name Streptococcus cardioarthritidis.1 This streptococcus does not produce any obvious change in the media adjacent to its colony where grown on the surface of agar medium containing blood. It ferments inulin―an unusual property for a streptococcus―and new strains may readily be identified by agglutination with a monovalent immune serum.
This microorganism is found regularly in throat cultures of patients with rheumatic fever or chorea, and
SMALL JC. Rheumatic Fever1. Ann Intern Med. ;1:1004–1006. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-12-1004
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(12):1004-1006.
Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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