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Infective and inflammatory cardiac conditions 

Infective and inflammatory cardiac conditions
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Infective and inflammatory cardiac conditions
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Juan Carlos Kaski

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199557462.003.0088
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date: 03 April 2020

Infective endocarditis 192

Treatment of endocarditis 194

Enterococcal endocarditis 204

Endocarditis caused by HACEK organisms 210

Fungal endocarditis 212

Culture-negative endocarditis 214

Antimicrobial prophylaxis 218

Pericarditis 220

Myocarditis 223

Infective endocarditis is an infection of the endocardium which usually involves the heart valves. In current clinical practice, endocarditis encompasses a heterogeneous collection of infections that may involve native cardiac tissues, prosthetic valves, pacing systems, and a variety of intracardiac implants. Endocarditis is mainly caused by bacteria, but fungi are occasionally implicated....

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