ADOLPH R. BERGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHARLES E. KOSSMANN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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On occasion a case of subacute bacterial endocarditis is encountered which presents an unusual feature or combination of features. It is the purpose of this communication to record an instance in which the unique occurrence of myocardial abscess, pericarditis and complete heart block with Morgagni-Adams-Stokes seizures was observed.
A 46 year old Italian male barber, with the diagnosis of inactive rheumatic heart disease, had been followed for a long period. He had shown enlargement of the heart, mitral stenosis and insufficiency, aortic stenosis and insufficiency, and normal sinus rhythm. For the two months prior to his final hospitalization,
BERGER AR, KOSSMANN CE. SOLITARY MYOCARDIAL ABSCESS IN SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:1125–1134. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-5-1125
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(5):1125-1134.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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