ROBERT J. CATALDO, M. D.
The term endocarditis may be defined as an inflammation of the lining membrane of the heart, often peculiarly limited to the valves of the heart, when the term valvulitis may appropriately be applied. In some instances the lesion is relatively slight with limitation to a single valvular cusp, to a small area of the mural endocardium, to a papillary muscle, or the lesion may be only a part of an extensive involvement of the heart, a pancarditis, in which the predominating symptoms and signs may be endocardial, myocardial or pericardial.1 For clinical purposes, however, the term endocarditis should be divided
CATALDO RJ. ACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS; A CASE REPORT WITH RECOVERY AFTER TREATMENT WITH PENICILLIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:479–484. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-3-479
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(3):479-484.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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