ROBERT A. STARRS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Although subacute bacterial endocarditis is the most common cause of mycotic aneurysms in arteries in various organs throughout the body, including the cerebral vessels, the occurrence of subarachnoid hemorrhage during the course of the disease appears to be a most uncommon event. Stein1 in 1944 reported a fatal case from South Africa in a colored girl, age nine years. In the same year, Hagerman2 made the diagnosis in a young married woman, who subsequently died from the endocarditis after surviving the subarachnoid hemorrhage, but this case was not published.
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STARRS RA. SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS PRESENTING AS A SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE (REPORT OF A CASE—WITH RECOVERY)(SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS PRESENTING AS A SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE (REPORT OF A CASE—WITH RECOVERY)*). Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:139–145. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-1-139
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(1):139-145.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Streptococcal Infections.
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