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Hemophilus Aphrophilus Endocarditis: Report of Three Cases

Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(6):957-961. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-60-6-957
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In an extensive review of nonstreptococcal bacterial endocarditis, Jones (1) found only twenty-five cases caused by Hemophilus species. Only nine of 1,324 cases of bacterial endocarditis cited in a recent review (2) were due to Hemophilus organisms, an incidence of less than 1 per cent.

Hemophilus aphrophilus has been reported as the causative agent in three previous instances of endocarditis. The first patient was reported by Khairat in 1940 (3); the second, by Toshach and Bain in 1958 (4); and the third, by Keith and Lyon in 1963 (2).

The present report concerns three additional cases of Hemophilus aphrophilus endocarditis.




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