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Infective endocarditis 

Infective endocarditis
Chapter:
Infective endocarditis
Author(s):

Jim Newton

, Nikant Sabharwal

, Saul Myerson

, Steven Westaby

, and Bernard Prendergast

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199559237.003.0016
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date: 12 April 2021

Introduction 344

Epidemiology 344

Pathophysiology 346

Risk factors 346

Classification 348

Clinical signs 348

Clinical presentation 350

Diagnosis 352

Duke criteria 356

Differential diagnosis 358

Microbiology 358

Complications 362

Natural history and prognosis 362

General management 364

Empirical medical therapy 366

Antimicrobial therapy 368

Prosthetic valve infective endocarditis ...

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