Healthcare-associated versus community-associated infective endocarditis in children.

  title={Healthcare-associated versus community-associated infective endocarditis in children.},
  author={Daphna R Marom and Itzhak Levy and Odit Gutwein and Einat Birk and Shai Ashkenazi},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={30 7},
BACKGROUND Infective endocarditis (IE) in children is continuously changing in regard to underlying conditions, predisposing factors, etiologic agents, clinical manifestations, treatment, and outcome. We describe current characteristics and compare healthcare-associated and community-associated disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS All children (<18 years) who were treated at our center between January 1992 through June 2004 and met the Duke criteria for definite or possible IE were included… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
10 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 10 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…