Optimal therapy for enterococcal endocarditis.

  title={Optimal therapy for enterococcal endocarditis.},
  author={J A Herzstein and John L. Ryan and Richard J. Mangi and Thomas P Greco and Vincent T. Andriole},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={76 2},
Enterococcal endocarditis accounts for an increasing proportion of cases of endocarditis in recent years. The combination of a penicillin and an aminoglycoside has become an accepted standard of treatment for this disease. However, the optimal choice of antibiotics, duration of therapy, and timing of surgical intervention remain controversial. This study reviews the presentation, clinical course, treatment, and outcome in 37 patients with 42 separate episodes of enterococcal endocarditis at… CONTINUE READING

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