C. A. MCKINLAY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The development in a young adult of abrupt enlargement of the cardiac silhouette, of signs of pericarditis and of left pleural effusion, occurring transiently in the course of serum sickness, was recently reported1 by the writer. The findings were of particular interest because they were considered to be anaphylactic in origin. The occasion for the present report was the fortuitous occurrence in the same individual, at the end of convalescence from serum sickness, of pharyngitis and tonsillitis, which was followed, after a five-day interlude of normal temperature, by a second transient enlargement of the heart. Under close observation, circumstances produced
MCKINLAY CA. TRANSIENT PERIODS OF CARDIAC ENLARGEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH HYPERSENSITIVITY TO DIFFERENT ETIOLOGIC AGENTS: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:226–233. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-1-226
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(1):226-233.
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