MAURICE RICH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; EDWARD ST. MARY, M.D.
Organisms of the Salmonella group rarely produce bacterial endocarditis.1 Perusal of the literature from 1929 reveals 24 published cases, only two of which did not terminate fatally. A variety of organisms of the Salmonella species has been isolated from these 24 cases. Salmonella choleraesuis has been cultured in 13 of this group,2 indicating the highly invasive character of this organism.
The following report of subacute bacterial endocarditis due to S. choleraesuis von Kunzendorf represents the third nonfatal case published.
History: A 30 year old white male was admitted to the Mount Sinai Hospital of Greater Miami on July
RICH M, ST. MARY E. SALMONELLA SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:162–166. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-1-162
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(1):162-166.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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