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April 1932

SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS DUE TO STAPHYLOCOCCUS ALBUS: REPORT OF A CASE

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;49(4):666-670. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150110129007
Abstract

It is my endeavor to present the clinical, bacteriologic and pathologic findings as well as the daily progress in a case of subacute bacterial endocarditis due to Staphylococcus albus, with a view toward the further study of the disease caused by this group of bacteria.

The clinical and bacteriologic manifestations of subacute bacterial endocarditis have been carefully studied and described by a large number of clinicians, both in this country and abroad. In a study of 5 cases, Schottmüller1 found Streptococcus mitior (viridans) as the cause of this type of bacterial endocarditis. In a study of 97 cases of subacute bacterial endocarditis, Horder2 found 62 due to streptococcus, 19 due to Staphylococcus aureus, 5 to influenza bacilli, 3 to gonococcus and 1 to streptococcus and staphylococcus. Osler's3 study of 10 cases, in 6 of which cultures of the blood were taken, showed negative results in 3, streptococcus

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