HARRY F. WECHSLER, M.D.; EINAR G. GUSTAFSON, M.D.
A review of cases of brucellosis with endocarditis recently was reported by Smith and Curtis.1 This entity, despite the prevalence of undulant fever in this country, seems still to be a rarity. Of the 10 cases reported, only five1, 3 have occurred in the United States. The present case is reported because of its rarity and also because it is the first recorded to have been superimposed on a congenital valvular lesion. In addition the pathological changes in the other viscera are of interest.
C. W., aged 28, white male, was admitted to the Lenox Hill Hospital on
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WECHSLER HF, GUSTAFSON EG. BRUCELLA ENDOCARDITIS OF CONGENITAL BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE(BRUCELLA ENDOCARDITIS OF CONGENITAL BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE*). Ann Intern Med. 1942;16:1228–1233. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-6-1228
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(6):1228-1233.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Valvular Heart Disease.
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