How best to deal with endocarditis

@article{Morris2006HowBT,
  title={How best to deal with endocarditis},
  author={A. Morris},
  journal={Current Infectious Disease Reports},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={14-22}
}
  • A. Morris
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Current Infectious Disease Reports
Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infection of the endocardial surface, usually involving heart valves and/or prosthetic intracardiac devices. Although much emphasis has been placed on antimicrobial prophylaxis prior to dental work to prevent IE, the evidence supporting this approach and its effectiveness are lacking. Resulting in valvular dysfunction, continuous bacteremia with constitutional features, embolic phenomena, and immune-mediated disease, diagnosis of IE requires careful history… Expand
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