WALSH MCDERMOTT; M. M. LEASK; M. BENOIT
Human infections with the Streptobacillus moniliformis have occurred either following a rat bite,1 or as epidemics of so-called Haverhill fever, presumably due to infected milk.2 Regardless of source, the clinical picture resulting from infections with this organism is one of an acute infection with abrupt onset, and characterized by chills, relapsing fever, generalized rash and involvement of joints.3 In the epidemic form, which is generally milder, there have been no deaths, and hence no autopsy material for study has been available.4 Deaths have occurred from the infection acquired through rat-bite, and a few postmortem examinations are available.1, 4, 5, 6
MCDERMOTT W, LEASK MM, BENOIT M. STREPTOBACILLUS MONILIFORMIS AS A CAUSE OF SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS: REPORT OF A CASE TREATED WITH PENICILLIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:414–423. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-3-414
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(3):414-423.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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