HAMILTON SOUTHWORTH, M.D.
The staphylococcus is not an uncommon invader of the human blood stream but cases of prolonged bacteremia without an obvious focus of infection are rare. In most instances an obvious portal of entry is present and the bacteremia is either a temporary one at the height of the local infection or a septicemia with a stormy course. Low-grade bacteremias of long duration do, however, occur, and in such cases the question of a subacute or chronic endocarditis is invariably raised.
Searching for such case reports, with or without endocarditis, in the literature, we were able to find only those that
SOUTHWORTH H. SUBACUTE STAPHYLOCOCCUS ENDOCARDITIS AND STAPHYLOCOCCUS BACTEREMIA WITHOUT ENDOCARDITIS WITH A REPORT OF THE FAVORABLE EFFECT OF SULFANILAMIDE AND SULFATHIAZOLE IN TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:1180–1183. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-7-1180
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(7):1180-1183.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Multi-Organ Failure and Sepsis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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