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Hemophilus aphrophilus Endocarditis, with Cerebral Embolism, in an Alaskan Eskimo

ROBERT FORTUINE, M.D.; and FRED W. BELL JR., B.S.
Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(4):873-875. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-64-4-873
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In 1940, Khairat (1) described from London a fatal case of endocarditis caused by an organism he named Hemophilus aphrophilus. A second case was reported by Toshach and Bain (2) in 1958 from Edmonton, Alberta, and a third in 1963 by Keith and Lyon (3) from Cincinnati. Witorsch and Gorden (4) of New Haven reviewed these cases and added three in 1964.

We recently encountered a seventh case of H. aphrophilus endocarditis, complicated by cerebral embolism, in a remote area of southwestern Alaska. We present this case to define further the clinical characteristics of infection with this little-known organism and

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