MITCHELL BERNSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Subacute bacterial endocarditis may be overlooked, or it may be masked as another disease, as in the case to be reported, for some weeks, before the true nature of the disease is recognized. Moreover, the importance of being mindful of this disease in every case of illness associated with continued fever, cannot be over emphasized.
Jules B., aged 25, a law student, complained on January 15, 1931, of having a slight fever every afternoon, night sweats of moderate severity and weakness.
His family history was essentially negative. During childhood he had measles, mumps, diphtheria and chorea. In addition, he had
BERNSTEIN M. Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis Following the Extraction of Teeth: Report of a Case*†. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:1138–1144. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-9-1138
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(9):1138-1144.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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