ROBERT L. WHIPPLE JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The frequent occurrence of mycotic aneurysms developing in the cerebral arteries as a complication of subacute bacterial endocarditis is stressed by medical authorities.1, 2, 3, 4 The paucity of reports in the recent medical literature5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 is striking, and suggests either that it is not as common as stressed or that its very frequency has deterred recent publications. Owing to the rarity of published cases, as pointed out by Starrs,7 who published apparently the first report of subacute bacterial endocarditis presenting as subarachnoid hemorrhage with complete recovery, the history of a similar but earlier and
WHIPPLE RL. SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS PRESENTING AS A SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE: REPORT OF A CASE WITH RECOVERY1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:1351–1358. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-6-1351
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(6):1351-1358.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Streptococcal Infections.
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