Attention has been called to the infrequent occurrence of acute ulcerovegetative endocarditis in infants by Osler, Still, Finkelstein, Holt and others. Bass1 cited a case reported by Czerny in an infant 1 month of age and Bidone's case of an infant that lived nineteen hours. In 1930, Sansky and Larson2 reviewed the literature, and found the reports of five cases in infants under 7 months of age. They were unable to confirm the report of Czerny's case in the literature. In the case they reported, that of an infant 5 weeks old, the mitral valve was involved. They considered their case the first authentic one occurring in an infant during the first six weeks of life. De Vecchi3 studied the heart valves in children under 10 years of age. In performing 1,062 autopsies he found 18 cases, 2 of which were in infants under 1 year. He
BRANDES WW. GONOCOCCAL ENDOCARDITIS: IN AN INFANT TEN DAYS OLD WITH GONORRHEAL CONJUNCTIVITIS. Am J Dis Child. 1933;46(2):341–345. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1933.01960020104008
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