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Article
September 7, 1957

THE PROBLEM OF FEVER IN PATIENTS WITH VALVULAR HEART DISEASE

Author Affiliations

Baltimore

From the Department of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

JAMA. 1957;165(1):1-7. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980190003001
Abstract

The clinical situation in which fever and valvular heart disease coexist presents a problem in differential diagnosis and management which is quite different from that associated with either condition alone. The causes of fever more or less peculiar to valvular heart disease are active rheumatic fever, bacterial endocarditis, drug fever, embolism, congestive heart failure, hemoglobin pneumonia, systemic lupus erythematosus, and atrial myxoma or thrombus. Bacterial endocarditis should be given first consideration when fever and heart murmur coexist.

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