Endocarditis, prophylaxis

Valeria Fabre, M.D., John G. Bartlett, M.D.
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PATHOGENS

  • Typical pathogens of concern:
    • Oral flora: for example, Streptococcus viridans group is the usual concern re: 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: February 5, 2019