IRVIN SUSSMAN, M.D.; PRESTON PRICE, M.D.
Subacute bacterial endocarditis commonly involves either the mitral or the aortic valve. In less than 4 per cent of cases,1 usually when the disease occurs in childhood, vegetations may be present only within the right chambers of the heart on such sites as the tricuspid valve, pulmonary valve, interventricular septal defect or patent ductus arteriosus. It has been rather striking that the most common heart anomaly, the persistently patent foramen ovale, has only once been previously described as the site of bacterial endocarditis.2 The following patient presented the clinical features of right sided subacute bacterial endocarditis. A postmortem blood culture
SUSSMAN I, PRICE P. RIGHT-SIDED ENDOCARDITIS ON A PATENT FORAMEN OVALE ASSOCIATED WITH PERIARTERITIS NODOSA1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:612–617. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-3-612
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(3):612-617.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Vasculitides.
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