Antibiotic prophylaxis of infective endocarditis in the United Kingdom and Europe.

@article{Shanson1987AntibioticPO,
  title={Antibiotic prophylaxis of infective endocarditis in the United Kingdom and Europe.},
  author={Dr D. C. Shanson},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={1987},
  volume={20 Suppl A},
  pages={119-42}
}
In the U.K. and Europe there are now simple oral chemoprophylaxis recommendations which are likely to be widely complied with by patients, dental and medical practitioners. The main recommendations of the 1982 BSAC Endocarditis Working Party report and the 1985 report of the European Society of Cardiology are similar and involve the administration of a single 3 g dose of oral amoxycillin 1 h before the procedure, or two doses of erythromycin for patients allergic to penicillin. Amoxycillin is… CONTINUE READING