Complications of Treatment

  • Lawrence R. Freedman
Part of the Current Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)


The complications of correct treatment of intravascular infections are those that one would expect with long-term high-dose antibiotic therapy. The physician must be particularly alert to the development of vestibular disturbances (20–30% of patients treated with recommended regimen for enterococcal endocarditis) due to streptomycin therapy and to discontinue streptomycin after 4 weeks when this is detected.


Congestive Heart Failure Infective Endocarditis Correct Treatment Renal Lesion Intravenous Therapy 
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    Colvin, B., Rogers, M., Layton, C.: Case report: Benzylpenicillin-induced leucopenia—Complication of treatment of bacterial endocarditis. Br. Heart J. 36: 216–219, 1974.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence R. Freedman
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  1. 1.VA Wadsworth Medical CenterUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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