ROLF ANDREASSEN, M.D.; NATHAN KENNETH JENSEN, M.D.
We are reporting a case of bacterial endocarditis which followed cardiac catheterization and mitral commissurotomy. The infecting organism was a hemolytic Staphylococcus albus highly resistant to penicillin. The patient recovered with erythromycin and streptomycin therapy.
The patient was a 50 year old white male who was first seen on November 27, 1953, because of progressively severe dyspnea. He had had rheumatic fever with polyarthritis at age 16. A heart murmur was heard the following year. He remained well thereafter until 1948, when he fainted after heavy exertion. Subsequently he developed easy fatigue, and dyspnea on exertion. Again a
ANDREASSEN R, JENSEN NK. BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS FOLLOWING MITRAL VALVOTOMY1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;45:534–540. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-3-534
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(3):534-540.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Valvular Heart Disease.
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