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There is a tendency in recent American clinical papers on angina pectoris and coronary sclerosis to ascribe but little importance to the part played by syphilis in the production of these conditions. For instance, Levine believes that syphilis is only rarely an etiological factor in the causation of coronary thrombosis. In only three of his eighty-nine cases in which a Wassermann reaction was made was there a positive reaction; and in only one other case with a negative reaction, was there a history of a primary sore. Therefore, it would appear that only 4.5 per cent of his patients were
The Rôle of Syphilis in the Etiology of Angina Pectoris, Coronary Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis, and of Sudden Cardiac Death.. Ann Intern Med. ;4:1347–1349. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-10-1347
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(10):1347-1349.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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