The aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and changing pattern of infective endocarditis, with a note on prophylaxis

Abstract

Infective endocarditis remains a life-threatening condition, although the number of deaths due to this disease has fallen by 80% over the past 50 years. Dental undergraduate and postgraduate teaching rightly emphasises the use of prophylactic antibiotics for those patients most at risk of developing the condition. However, the types of patients at risk have… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4807888

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