Therapy of streptococcal endocarditis: correlation of animal model and clinical studies.


Streptococci (viridans group, Streptococcus bovis, enterococci still account for the majority of cases of infective endocarditis in the non-addict population. Experimental animal models of endocarditis have been used (primarily in rabbits) to delineate the major therapeutic principles of this disease; viz. bactericidal antimicrobial agents must be given… (More)