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Infective endocarditis (IE) can lead to significant morbidity and mortality without appropriate treatment. Modified Duke Criteria are accepted by many professional societies to establish the diagnosis of IE, and cardiac imaging is one of the major…

Patients with enterococcal bacteremia due to strains with and without high-level gentamicin resistance (HLGR; MIC, >2,000 mg/L) were compared. Between 1986 and 1991, there were 178 episodes of enterococcal bacteremia: 47 and 131 episodes,…

This is a review of 203 episodes of alpha-hemolytic streptococcal bacteremia during a 12-year period (1980-91) in a large community teaching hospital in the USA. There were 87 male and 116 female patients, with ages ranging from newborn infants to a…

Endocarditis due to Escherichia coli is rare. The case of a 79-year-old woman with E. coli bacteremia and multiple hemorrhagic cerebral infarcts is reported. A two-dimensional echocardiogram showed no evidence of a vegetation. While she was receiving…

We report three cases of group B streptococcal endocarditis of the tricuspid valve. Two patients were intravenous drug abusers. In the literature review, and including our cases, ten patients had group B streptococcal endocarditis of the tricuspid…

Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative Staphylococcus capable of causing infective endocarditis on native as well as prosthetic valves and implanted cardiac devices. It causes acute disease clinically indistinguishable from that caused by…
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