Comparative Activity of Amoxycillin, Ampicillin and Benzylpenicillin Against Streptococci Causing Bacterial Endocarditis
About 70% of cases of bacterial endocarditis are caused by a-haemolytic or non-haemolytic streptococci collectively known as Streptococcus viridans which are identical to those commonly found in the mouth. Other streptococci frequently implicated in the disease are Group D streptococci, mainly enterococci, but also S. bovis, which may be of increasing importance (Wilkowske et al, 1971; Gross et al, 1975).
KeywordsMinimum Inhibitory Concentration Minimum Bactericidal Concentration Bacterial Endocarditis Viridans Streptococcus Streptococcus Viridans
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