K. M. Gekowski

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Certain febrile diseases are unaccompanied by infection or apparent hypersensitivity. In myocardial infarction or pulmonary embolism, for example, fever has been attributed to inflammation and/or tissue necrosis. Exogenous (microbial) pyrogens stimulate both human and animal monocytes/macrophages to produce endogenous pyrogen (EP) in vitro. To determine if(More)
A 59-year-old male diabetic was admitted with an acute myocardial infarction and had recurrent. Propionibacterium acnes bacteremia. Fifteen months after the initial admission a splenectomy was required for removal of a large splenic abscess caused by P. acnes. Although this organism represents part of the normal skin flora, its presence of blood cultures(More)
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