Endocarditis in adults with bacterial meningitis.

  title={Endocarditis in adults with bacterial meningitis.},
  author={Marjolein J. Lucas and Matthijs C Brouwer and Arie van der Ende and Diederik van de Beek},
  volume={127 20},
BACKGROUND Endocarditis may precede or complicate bacterial meningitis, but the incidence and impact of endocarditis in bacterial meningitis are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We assessed the incidence and clinical characteristics of patients with meningitis and endocarditis from a nationwide cohort study of adults with community-acquired bacterial meningitis in the Netherlands from 2006 to 2012. Endocarditis was identified in 24 of 1025 episodes (2%) of bacterial meningitis. Cultures yielded… CONTINUE READING
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