DONALD W. SELDIN; HENRY S. KAPLAN; HENRY BUNTING
The interpretation of pulmonary lesions in rheumatic fever has had a complex history. Originally the lung had been considered, on clinical grounds, to be one of the major foci of rheumatic activity; the discovery of a primary lesion in the heart, together with more careful pathological study of the lungs, has led to the realization that in many cases the lesions previously diagnosed as rheumatic pneumonia were actually due to cardiac failure or to such complications as infarction, atelectasis or intercurrent infection. In some quarters the pendulum has swung completely in the other direction and the existence of a
SELDIN DW, KAPLAN HS, BUNTING H. RHEUMATIC PNEUMONIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:496–520. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-4-496
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(4):496-520.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Rheumatology.
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