HARRY F. WECHSLER, M.D.; EINAR G. GUSTAFSON, M.D.
A review of cases of brucellosis with endocarditis recently was reported by Smith and Curtis.1 This entity, despite the prevalence of undulant fever in this country, seems still to be a rarity. Of the 10 cases reported, only five1, 3 have occurred in the United States. The present case is reported because of its rarity and also because it is the first recorded to have been superimposed on a congenital valvular lesion. In addition the pathological changes in the other viscera are of interest.
C. W., aged 28, white male, was admitted to the Lenox Hill Hospital on
WECHSLER HF, GUSTAFSON EG. BRUCELLA ENDOCARDITIS OF CONGENITAL BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:1228–1233. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-6-1228
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(6):1228-1233.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Valvular Heart Disease.
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