Infective Endocarditis: Diagnosis and Treatment

John W. Wilson and Lynn L. Estes

in Mayo Clinic Antimicrobial Therapy

Second edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199797783
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929658 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Infective Endocarditis: Diagnosis and Treatment

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Viridans streptococci

Staphylococcus aureus


HACEK organisms

Same as native valves, plus

Coagulase-negative staphylococci


Gram-negative rods (early postoperative period)

The diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE) rests on demonstrated evidence of cardiac involvement and persistent bacteremia due to microorganisms that typically cause endocarditis. Establishing a microbiologic diagnosis is critical to therapeutic decisions. Every effort should be made to identify the causative organism....

Chapter.  3068 words. 

Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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