Subacute bacterial endocarditis has long aroused the keen interest of physicians, an interest which is perhaps a little out of proportion to the frequency of its occurrence as compared with many other infections. This is doubtless due in part to the highly variable and often bizarre clinical symptoms which it presents, although certain of these are so characteristic that the diagnosis should be suspected if not positively made in a large majority of the cases if the observer is alert to the possibility of its occurrence. Interest is also stimulated by the course of the disease which, in spite of
TREATMENT OF SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS. Ann Intern Med. ;22:131–133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-1-131
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(1):131-133.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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