GUSTAVE J. DAMMIN, M.D.
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The following report concerns a case of calcific aortic stenosis with super-imposed subacute bacterial endocarditis caused by a hitherto undescribed gram negative coccus. The literature on the occurrence and specific features of subacute bacterial endocarditis in the older age groups has recently been reviewed by Bayles and Lewis.1 From a study of 28 patients over 40 years of age, they concluded that subacute bacterial endocarditis in this age group was (1) less frequently correctly diagnosed, that (2) heart failure and azotemia occurred more frequently, and that (3) bacteremia was more difficult to demonstrate.
The bacteriology of endocarditis was the
DAMMIN GJ. SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS CAUSED BY A HITHERTO UNDESCRIBED GRAM NEGATIVE COCCUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:756–765. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-4-756
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(4):756-765.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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