Prophylaxis of infective endocarditis: French recommendations 2002.

  title={Prophylaxis of infective endocarditis: French recommendations 2002.},
  author={Nicolas Danchin and Xavier Duval and Catherine Leport},
  volume={91 6},
I nfective endocarditis is a rare but severe disease, the incidence of which seems to have been stable over the past decades. Streptococci are the most frequent causative organisms. In France, infective endocarditis ranges from 25–30 cases/million inhabitants/year (about 1500 cases/year). The profile of patients presenting with infective endocarditis, though, is changing, with an increased proportion of elderly patients and a decrease of endocarditis due to oral streptococci. Valve surgery for… CONTINUE READING

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