H. CLARKSON MEREDITH JR., M.D.
Since 1910 when Pearse gave the first clinical description of tularemia,1 its recognition has become relatively common in certain areas. Despite the proximity of the pericardium to the lungs and pleurae, which are frequently attacked in this disease,5, 8, 13, 14, 15, 17 it is surprising the pericardium is so rarely involved. Only a few cases of tularemic pericarditis have been reported since Simpson2 published the first case in 1927. In 1943 Jager and Ransmeier could find only 10 cases, including three unpublished cases and one of their own.10 A year later Aagaard12 reported two more, making a total of
MEREDITH HC. TULAREMIC PERICARDITIS: A REPORT OF TWO CASES INCLUDING ONE OF CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:688–699. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-4-688
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(4):688-699.
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