L. FELDMAN, M.D.; I. M. TRACE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It has been the opinion of many investigators that the upper respiratory passages and the mouth harbor foci which act as the most common portals of entry in subacute bacterial endocarditis. There is a good deal of bacteriologic and immunologic work which tends to support this opinion, besides suggesting the important conclusion that transient bacteremia is not an infrequent occurrence in the seemingly benign infections in this region. The literature is too voluminous to be given in detail.
Horder,1 more than 25 years ago, referred to the "undoubted fact" that the infective agent in most of the cases of subacute
FELDMAN L, TRACE IM. SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS FOLLOWING THE REMOVAL OF TEETH OR TONSILS1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:2124–2132. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-12-2124
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(12):2124-2132.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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