THOMAS M. PEERY, M.D.; JOHN M. EVANS, M.D.
In an earlier study1 in this series it was noted that endocarditis is the most frequent cause of death in fatal brucellosis. Do valvular lesions also occur in nonfatal brucellosis? We have sought an answer to this question by reviewing the literature on nonfatal brucellosis, and by studying patients in whom heart disease and brucellosis have been associated.
Early writers had much to say about involvement of the cardiovascular system in brucellosis. Veale,2 one of the first to write on what was almost certainly brucellosis, described the case of a 24 year
PEERY TM, EVANS JM. BRUCELLOSIS AND HEART DISEASE. III. CHRONIC VALVULAR HEART DISEASE FOLLOWING NONFATAL BRUCELLOSIS12. Ann Intern Med. ;49:568–579. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-3-568
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(3):568-579.
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