DAVID H. NEUSTADT, M.D.
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This case report describes changes in T wave compatible with an acute myocarditis found in a routine electrocardiogram taken on a young woman with generalized allergic manifestations caused by horse serum. With subsidence of the allergic phenomena two days later, the electrocardiographic abnormalities disappeared.
A 27 year old white single woman entered the hospital for the first time with generalized urticaria, joint pains and bilateral periorbital edema. Nine days before she had sustained a small puncture wound from a rusty nail which was treated in the Lenox Hill Hospital Emergency Room. An intradermal test with tetanus antitoxin was
NEUSTADT DH. TRANSIENT ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CHANGES SIMULATING AN ACUTE MYOCARDITIS IN SERUM SICKNESS1. Ann Intern Med. ;39:126–131. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-1-126
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(1):126-131.
Cardiac Diagnosis and Imaging, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine.
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