JOSEPH J. FURLONG
The outstanding importance of preëxisting rheumatic valvular disease as a factor in the subsequent development of subacute bacterial endocarditis has been indicated by the high incidence of this lesion in published analyses of large series of cases. Thus Christian reported that 89 per cent of 150 patients at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and Middleton 81.6 per cent of 88 cases at Wisconsin General Hospital showed evidence of preëxisting rheumatic endocarditis. The reason for this intimate relationship has been variously attributed to altered tissue resistance in the damaged valve, changes in blood supply, a predilection of scar tissue to reinfection, or
FURLONG JJ. SUBACUTE (STREPTOCOCCUS VIRIDANS) ENDOCARDITIS; THE RÔLE OF TRAUMA IN THE LOCALIZATION OF VEGETATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:822–826. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-5-822
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(5):822-826.
Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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