DAVID H. CLEMENT; WARREN R. MONTGOMERY
The bizarre and protean manifestations of subacute bacterial endocarditis have been well described by numerous competent observers in recent years.1, 2, 3 Although the treatment of this condition at present remains very unsatisfactory, we have of late acquired a better understanding of its pathogenesis. For over three decades the importance of the Streptococcus viridans in the etiology of this syndrome has been known. It has also been realized that this organism is most commonly found in the upper air passages and about the teeth and gums. The causal relationship of the extraction of teeth to this disease, especially in the
CLEMENT DH, MONTGOMERY WR. SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS; REPORT OF A CASE WITH APPARENT FAILURE OF SULFONAMIDE PROPHYLAXIS COMPLICATED BY MASSIVE HEMOPERITONEUM1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:274–282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-2-274
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(2):274-282.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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