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Endocarditis

  • Lawrence R. Freedman
  • Georges Demierre
Part of the Chemotherapy book series (CT, volume 2)

Abstract

Infective endocarditis has undergone a spectacular transformation since the development of antibiotics. As Lou Weinstein put it recently, “now young physicians are often disturbed by failure of defervescence within 24 – 48 hr. after initiation of treatment, and older ones are upset by a fatal outcome when, not too many years ago, they were amazed by a spontaenous recovery” (1).

Keywords

Infective Endocarditis Bacterial Endocarditis Blood Culture System Streptococcus Viridans Intravenous Inoculation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence R. Freedman
    • 1
  • Georges Demierre
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisUniversity of LausanneSwitzerland

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