Bacteriology of the Blood and Joints in Rheumatic Fever.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:871. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-8-871
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During the Spring of 1928, 29 patients with acute rheumatic fever were subjected to blood cultures, of whom 9, or 31 per cent, yielded a streptococcus. The higher percentage of positive cultures in the 1929 series appears to have been due to improved cultural methods. Of the 35 strains of streptococci recovered from blood cultures, 33 have been classified as alpha streptococci (Str. viridans); one as a beta streptococcus (Str. hemolyticus); and a gamma streptococcus (Str. anhemolyticus). Some of the viridans strains produced very little green on blood media. Agglutination and absorption tests indicate that the strains of streptococcus viridans
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Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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