Comparison of the clinical manifestations of infective endocarditis between elderly and young patients - a 3-year study.

@article{Huang2009ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the clinical manifestations of infective endocarditis between elderly and young patients - a 3-year study.},
  author={Tseng-Yu Huang and H. K. Tseng and Chang-pan Liu and Chun-Ming Lee},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  year={2009},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={154-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. This study investigated the clinical manifestations and outcomes of IE and compared them between old and young patients. METHODS In this retrospective study, data for patients with IE who were treated from November 1, 2003 to October 30, 2006 were collected. Patients were identified as having IE if they met the modified Duke criteria for definitive IE. RESULTS Seventy two patients were… CONTINUE READING