EARL N. SILBER, M.D.
Remarkable advances in the discovery of new viruses and in the recognition of human virus diseases have been made during the last 25 years. Despite such progress, a comprehensive appreciation of the clinical and pathologic spectra of heart disease due to viruses is still unrealized. One of the significant gaps in our knowledge concerns the role of common respiratory viruses in the pathogenesis of cardiac lesions. Medical opinion in this regard is fragmentary and contradictory. The basis for divergent views is essentially threefold: first, it is virtually impossible for the clinician to make an accurate diagnosis of influenza or other
SILBER EN. RESPIRATORY VIRUSES AND HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:228–241. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-2-228
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(2):228-241.
Cardiology, Infectious Disease.
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