MISCHA J. LUSTOK, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOSEPH F. KUZMA, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In acute rheumatic fever pulmonary changes sufficiently developed to require separation from other diseases were observed in 35 cases of rheumatic fever terminating fatally during an acute phase of the disease and studied at necropsy. The morbid pulmonary changes observed in the lungs were, however, not diagnostic of a specific entity. We have observed similar changes, in part or in varying degree, in other diseases, namely, interstitial pneumonitis of chemical irritation, polyarteritis, uremia, subacute bacterial endocarditis, and lung tissue adjoining pulmonary abscesses or infarctions. However, in acute rheumatic fever the incidence and the magnitude of the pulmonary change usually
LUSTOK MJ, KUZMA JF. RHEUMATIC FEVER PNEUMONITIS: A CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGIC STUDY OF 35 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:337–357. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-2-337
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(2):337-357.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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