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Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, 1939-1959.

G. A. Pankey, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1056-1057. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1056_3
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One hundred sixty-seven patients with subacute bacterial endocarditis were observed at the University of Minnesota Hospitals from 1939 to 1959. Eleven patients had one recurrence and four had two recurrences. For analysis of clinical and laboratory data each recurrence was considered to be a separate patient, bringing the total number to 186. The disease was defined as a bacterial endocarditis of greater than 50 days' duration associated for the most part with a micro-organism of low virulence, resulting in clinical signs of chronic infection.

There were 85 males and 82 females. Thirty per cent were under 21 and 25% were


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