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Gonococcal endocarditis in the antibiotic era.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  508021     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since the introduction of penicillin in 1942, there have been only 11 culture-proven cases of gonococcal endocarditis in the English literature. Most patients are under 30 years of age and have no history of heart disease. The aortic valve is often involved and aortic regurgitation is common. The bacteriologic diagnosis can be difficult and may require more than six blood cultures and a long incubation period. Circulating immune complexes appear to be the cause of many of the extracardiac manifestations. The three new cases reported herein and review of the literature emphasize the distinctive features of gonococcal endocarditis.
D B Cooke; D Arensberg; J M Felner; D Rimland; L M Lesser
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  139     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1979 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-01-28     Completed Date:  1980-01-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1247-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / etiology
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications,  diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Gonorrhea / complications,  diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Middle Aged
Penicillin G / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
61-33-6/Penicillin G

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