Risk factors for infective endocarditis and outcome of patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.


OBJECTIVE To investigate the risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis (SAIE) and 6-month mortality in patients with S aureus bacteremia (SAB). PATIENTS AND METHODS This study consisted of patients who were diagnosed as having nosocomial or community-acquired SAB or SAIE between June 1, 2000, and December 31, 2005. Clinical… (More)


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