[Infective endocarditis in adolescents. Analysis of risk factors for hospital mortality].


PURPOSE To study the epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic and evolutive aspects of endocarditis in a group of patients aging 12 to 20 years-old (mean 15.5). METHODS Thirty-three consecutive patients (14 males, 19 females) admitted with infective endocarditis were retrospectively studied. RESULTS Infective endocarditis mortality was 42%. Rheumatic… (More)


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