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September 12, 1977

Skin Immunofluorescence in Infective Endocarditis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Rheumatic Diseases, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington.

JAMA. 1977;238(11):1163-1165. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280120055016

Immunofluorescent microscopy was performed on the clinically normal skin of 3 patients with infective endocarditis, 3 patients with bacteremia, and 6 normal subjects. Perivascular deposition of immunoglobulin and complement was demonstrated in two of the three patients with infective endocarditis and in none of the bacteremic or control subjects.

(JAMA 238:1163-1165, 1977)