PAUL A. BUNN, M.D.; ELLEN T. COOK, M.D.
Subacute bacterial endocarditis has been treated with reasonable success for nine years. The number of recoveries from this formerly universally fatal infection is a most gratifying experience in medicine and the therapeutic achievement is attributable directly to the antimicrobial efficacy of penicillin. In general, most studies indicate that approximately 70 per cent of all patients treated for the infection recover, although there is a considerable discrepancy in mortality rates among individual reports.1-5 One perplexing feature of specific antimicrobial treatment, quite apparent lately, is the lack of a recent decrease in the mortality rate from the 30 per cent to 35
BUNN PA, COOK ET. TREATMENT OF SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:487–500. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-3-487
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(3):487-500.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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