[Diagnosis of endocarditis today: Duke criteria or clinical judgment?].

  title={[Diagnosis of endocarditis today: Duke criteria or clinical judgment?].},
  author={Christoph Kurt Naber and Thomas W. Bartel and Holger Eggebrecht and Raimund Prof. Dr. Erbel},
  volume={26 6},
UNLABELLED DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS: Due to the complexity of the clinical diagnosis of infective endocarditis, standardized diagnostic schemes have been developed to improve the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnosis. The Von Reyn criteria, introduced in 1981 relied mainly on clinical, microbiological, and histopathological criteria and were for more than 10 years regarded as the diagnostic goldstandard. However, the Von Reyn criteria have a sensitivity of merely about 30-60… CONTINUE READING


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