RICHARD K. MERCHANT, M.D.; DONALD B. LOURIA, M.D.; PHILIP H. GEISLER, M.D.; JOHN H. EDGCOMB, M.D.; JOHN P. UTZ, M.D.
Endocardial involvement in fungal disease is uncommon. Its true incidence has been obscured by confusion in terminology by both clinicians and bacteriologists. According to commonly accepted methods of classification,1, 2 the higher fungi (Eumycetes) are separated from the bacteria (Schizomycetes). To the latter category belong not only the common bacteria but also the so-called higher bacteria, including, among others, the following organisms which have been implicated in endocarditis:3-5Actinomyces bovis, Actinomyces graminis, Actinomyces septicus, Nocardia asteroides, Leptothrix, Streptobacillus moniliformis (which is also called Streptothrix and Actinomyces muris), Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, diphtheroids, Listeria monocytogenes, and Actinobacillus lignieresi. Since none of these
MERCHANT RK, LOURIA DB, GEISLER PH, EDGCOMB JH, UTZ JP. FUNGAL ENDOCARDITIS: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF THREE CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:242–266. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-2-242
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(2):242-266.
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