JAMES H. AVERILL; RAYMOND V. RANDALL; ELLIS JOFFE; PAUL D. WHITE, M.A.C.P.
Heart disease of unknown etiology is rare. It is even more unusual to find two or more members of one family with an obscure type of heart disease. It is the purpose of this paper to report 10 cases occurring in five pairs of siblings. All died from their disease, and a postmortem examination was performed in seven cases, namely, in both siblings from two pairs and in one sibling from each of the other three pairs. Although the pathologic findings varied, there was a similarity in the clinical course of these patients. Pathologically, endocardial fibro-elastosis, myocardial hypertrophy and myocardial
AVERILL JH, RANDALL RV, JOFFE E, WHITE PD. HEART DISEASE OF UNKNOWN CAUSE IN SIBLINGS1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:49–58. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-1-49
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