Nosocomial enterococcal endocarditis: a serious hazard for hospitalized patients with enterococcal bacteraemia.

@article{FernndezGuerrero2002NosocomialEE,
  title={Nosocomial enterococcal endocarditis: a serious hazard for hospitalized patients with enterococcal bacteraemia.},
  author={Manuel Luis Fern{\'a}ndez-Guerrero and Leyre Herrero and Manuel Bellver and Ignacio Gadea and Ricardo Fern{\'a}ndez – Roblas and Miguel de G{\'o}rgolas},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={252 6},
  pages={510-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Enterococci are a major leading cause of infectious endocarditis and also a common cause of hospital-acquired bacteraemia, which is not believed to represent a serious hazard for the endocarditis. The incidence and risk factors for infectious endocarditis in patients with hospital-acquired enterococcal bacteraemia is determined. METHODS Prospective analysis of 116 patients with enterococcal bacteraemia admitted to medical or surgical wards of a tertiary-care, university affiliated… CONTINUE READING

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