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Diagnostic Algorithm of Aly et al for Diagnosing Infective Endocarditis in a Pediatric Patient or Young Adult

Purpose:

To identify a pediatric patient or young adult who should have transthoracic echocardiography to exclude infective endocarditis (IE).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Cardiology

Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

I33

Description:

Aly et al developed an algorithm for diagnosing infective endocarditis (IE). The goal is to increase the pretest probability for infective endocarditis before ordering transthoracic echocardiography.  The authors are from the Children's Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University.

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