ROGER W. ROBINSON; FRANK B. QUEEN
Acute isolated myocarditis was first described in 1900 by Fiedler.1 It is a rare disease and one in which inflammation of the myocardium is apparently the only important acute lesion in the body. Engelhardt and Bruno,2 in a recent review of the literature, collected nine cases from the American and 46 additional cases from the world literature. Various infections have been suspected as causing this disease such as acute upper respiratory infections, influenza, pneumonia, measles, virus infections, syphilis; also toxins have been suggested as etiologic agents circulating in the blood stream from diphtheria or streptococcus infections. Likewise implicated are vitamin
ROBINSON RW, QUEEN FB. ISOLATED (FIEDLER'S) MYOCARDITIS: REPORT OF CASE FIRST MANIFESTED BY ARTERIAL EMBOLI IN EXTREMITIES AND TERMINALLY BY MURAL THROMBI IN THREE OF THE HEART CHAMBERS1. Ann Intern Med. 1945;23:860–868. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-5-860
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