ROBERT F. MARONDE, M.D.
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There is a sparsity of reports in the medical literature concerning the syndrome of brain abscess and congenital heart disease. This has led to a general belief that cerebral suppuration is a relatively uncommon complication in persons with congenital cardiovascular anomalies. At the present time the literature contains reports of 28 instances of this syndrome which have been studied at necropsy and which had no evidence of bacterial endocarditis. These have been well summarized by several authors.1, 2, 3 Two other cases with bacterial endocarditis have also been reported.1, 4 There have been three cases representing brain abscess in persons
MARONDE RF. BRAIN ABSCESS AND CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:602–606. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-3-602
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(3):602-606.
Cardiology, CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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