HARRY F. WECHSLER; ARTHUR H. ROSENBLUM; CHARLES T. SILLS
11. The Cardiovascular System. Our knowledge of the possible effects of infectious mononucleosis on the heart is extremely meager. The literature on this subject is summarized, but not critically analyzed, by Bernstein.10 He, however, states that "despite the scantiness of these bits of evidence, one wonders whether certain of the so-called rheumatic hearts encountered in individuals with no history of rheumatic fever or its equivalents, may not date back to a seizure of infectious mononucleosis."
In 1914, two English physicians, Pruen50 and Kirkland, 51 under the title of "Epidemic Cervical Adenitis with Cardiac Complications" reported their observations on a large
WECHSLER HF, ROSENBLUM AH, SILLS CT. INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS: REPORT OF AN EPIDEMIC IN AN ARMY POST1: Part II. Ann Intern Med. ;25:236–265. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-2-236
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