Enterococcal bacteremia without endocarditis.

  title={Enterococcal bacteremia without endocarditis.},
  author={David M. Shlaes and Jack L{\'e}vy and Emanuel Wolinsky},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={141 5},
Seventy-four cases of enterococcal bacteremia without endocarditis were reviewed retrospectively for the years 1963 through 1977. Thirty-nine patients had hospital-acquired infection, 27 had serious underlying disease, and 18 had polymicrobial bacteremia. The organisms isolated from the primary source of infection were similar in patients with pure enterococcal or polymicrobial bacteremia. The most common source was the urinary tract, followed by the abdomen, infected burns, and soft-tissue… CONTINUE READING

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