EDWARD R. H. KURZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ELMER L. CREHAN, M.D.; CHARLES THOMSON, M.D.
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Many reports of endocardial infections, particularly of the subacute variety with response to intensive penicillin therapy, have recently appeared in the literature. Most of these cases are of the Streptococcus viridans type. Those associated with other organisms are infrequently reported. This is a report of a case of Salmonella endocarditis without a primary intestinal focus that failed to respond to penicillin, sulfadiazine, or streptomycin, although recognized in its incipiency.
The mortality rate in paratyphoid infections is so low that relatively few cases or necropsy reports can be found in the literature. Wells,6 in reviewing the literature prior to 1904, discovered
KURZ ERH, CREHAN EL, THOMSON C. SALMONELLA ENDOCARDITIS WITH STREPTOMYCIN FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:497–503. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-3-497
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(3):497-503.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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