Infective endocarditis in Swedish children. II. Location, major complications, laboratory findings, delay of treatment, treatment and outcome.

@article{Schollin1986InfectiveEI,
  title={Infective endocarditis in Swedish children. II. Location, major complications, laboratory findings, delay of treatment, treatment and outcome.},
  author={Jens Schollin and B B Bjarke and G{\"o}ran Wesstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1986},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={999-1004}
}
66 cases of infective endocarditis (IE) during 1971-1980 were studied. The infection was in most cases located to the mitral or aortic valve. Major complications were found in 43 children. In 17 children there was a long history of infection for which medical consultation had previously been sought prior to correct diagnosis. Antibiotics were administered to 60 children, in 58 intravenously while 2 received oral therapy only. Acute surgical intervention was necessary in six children and three… CONTINUE READING

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