Research Article| Volume 26, ISSUE 2, P307-311, November 1940

Acute endocarditis due to an anaerobic pneumococcus

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        1. A case of acute endocarditis and meningitis caused by an anaerobic pneumococcus of a new serologic type is reported.
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        2. The identity of the organism was established by its solubility in bile, fermentation of inulin, and “Quellung” reaction with an homologous immune serum.
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        3. These organisms were not pathogenic for mice, which could be killed by the injection of a heavy suspension in mucin.
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        4. Mice infected with mucin suspensions of these organisms were not protected by either sulfanilamide or sulfapyridine.
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