Epidemiology of infective endocarditis in Tunisia: a 10-year multicenter retrospective study.

  title={Epidemiology of infective endocarditis in Tunisia: a 10-year multicenter retrospective study.},
  author={Amel Letaief and Essia Boughzala and Naoufel Kaabia and Samia Ernez and Fekria Abid and Taoufik Ben Ch{\^a}abane and Mounir Ben Jem{\^a}a and Rachid Boujnah and Mohamed Chakroun and Moncef Daoud and Rafika Gaha and Naceur Kafsi and Ali Khalfallah and Lotfi Mohamed Slimane and Mohamed Amine Zaoual{\'i}},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  volume={11 5},
BACKGROUND Since the first description of infective endocarditis, the profile of the disease has evolved continuously with stable incidence. However, epidemiological features are different in developing countries compared with western countries. OBJECTIVE To describe epidemiological, microbiological and outcome characteristics of infective endocarditis in Tunisia. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a descriptive multicenter retrospective study of inpatients treated for infective endocarditis… CONTINUE READING

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