LEO LOEWE, M.D.; SAMUEL CANDEL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HAROLD B. EIBER, M.D.
Despite the uniformly favorable results following the use of antibiotics in the therapy of subacute bacterial endocarditis due to Streptococcus viridans,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 the same treatment programs when the enterococcus (Streptococcus fecalis) is the offending organism have mostly met with failure. Although an occasional success has been reported,19, 20, 21, 22 the therapy of enterococcus endocarditis still remains a challenge.
The purpose of this communication is to analyze the factors responsible for the failures and to describe methods which have been adopted in an effort
LEO LOEWE, SAMUEL CANDEL, HAROLD B. EIBER. THERAPY OF SUBACUTE ENTEROCOCCUS (STREPTOCOCCUS FECALIS) ENDOCARDITIS(THERAPY OF SUBACUTE ENTEROCOCCUS (STREPTOCOCCUS FECALIS) ENDOCARDITIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:717–736. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-3-717
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(3):717-736.
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