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Repeat Infective Endocarditis: Differentiating Relapse from Reinfection

Vivian H. Chu, Daniel J. Sexton, Christopher H. Cabell, Reller L. Barth, Paul A. Pappas, Rakesh K. Singh, Vance G. Fowler, Corey G. Ralph, Olcay Aksoy and Christopher W. Woods

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 41, issue 3, pages 406-409
Published in print August 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/431590
Repeat Infective Endocarditis: Differentiating Relapse from Reinfection

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Repeat infective endocarditis due to the same species can represent relapse of the initial infection or a new infection. We used time-based clinical criteria and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis–based molecular criteria to classify 13 cases of repeat infective endocarditis as either relapse or reinfection. The agreement between clinical and molecular criteria was imperfect (agreement in 10 [77%] of 13 cases).

Journal Article.  2172 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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