DAN DOUER, M.D.; YARDENA DANZIGER, M.D.; JACK PINKHAS, M.D.
To the editor: Pollock and Holzman (1) reported in this journal a patient with a prosthetic valve in whom Neisseria catarrhalis endocarditis was found. N. catarrhalis endocarditis appears to have been described in two other patients in whom there was no evidence of previous heart disease (2, 3).
We recently treated another patient without heart disease who developed endocarditis caused by the same microorganism after panhysterectomy.
A 45-year-old housewife was hospitalized because of anemia due to severe menometrorrhage. She had marked pallor and a myomatous uterus. The heart was not enlarged, its sounds and rate were normal, and there were
DOUER D, DANZIGER Y, PINKHAS J. Neisseria catarrhalis Endocarditis. Ann Intern Med. ;86:116. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-1-116_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(1):116.
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