JOSEPH SCHIFF, M.D.; LOYAL S. SUTER, M.S.; ROBERT D. GOURLEY, M.D.; W. D. SUTLIFF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Observation of a first case of endocarditis due to Flavobacterium called our attention to this microorganism which has been considered to be non-pathogenic for man. The pertinent clinical and medical bacteriological literature is therefore reviewed, and the case of bacterial endocarditis is described as an example of the pathogenicity of this organism for man, its resistance to available antibiotic therapy, and its serious prognostic significance.
The widespread use of antibiotics has gone hand in hand with a decreased incidence of bacterial endocarditis due to alpha and beta hemolytic streptococci, pneumococci, and gonococci, and an increased incidence of cases due to
SCHIFF J, SUTER LS, GOURLEY RD, SUTLIFF WD. Flavobacterium Infection as a Cause of Bacterial Endocarditis: Report of a Case, Bacteriologic Studies, and Review of the Literature. Ann Intern Med. ;55:499–506. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-3-499
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(3):499-506.
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