Characteristics and regional variations of group D streptococcal endocarditis in France.

  title={Characteristics and regional variations of group D streptococcal endocarditis in France.},
  author={Efthymia Giannitsioti and Catherine Chirouze and Anne Bouvet and Isabelle M Beguinot and Francois Delahaye and J L Mainardi and Marie C{\'e}lard and Liliana Mihaila-Amrouche and Vincent Le Moing and Bruno Hoen},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={13 8},
The proportion of infective endocarditis (IE) caused by group D streptococci (GDS; formerly Streptococcus bovis) increased markedly in France, to account for 25% of all cases of IE by 1999. In an attempt to explain this phenomenon, a comparative analysis of GDS and oral streptococci (OS) causing IE was performed. This study was based on data collected from a large cross-sectional population-based survey that was conducted in 1999. In total, 559 cases of definite IE were recorded, of which 142… CONTINUE READING
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