Endocarditis, prophylaxis is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX) Guide.

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PATHOGENS

  • Oral flora: for example, Streptococcus viridans group is usual concern for dental prophylaxis for endocarditis.
  • S. aureus: occasional cause on preventable basis if procedure in high-risk patient with active staphylococcal infection.

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Last updated: October 17, 2016