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Duke Criteria for Infective Endocarditis

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Cardiology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The diagnosis of infective endocarditis can be difficult to make. However, the consequences of the diagnosis can be serious, including long-term intravenous antibiotic therapy and cardiac replacement. The Duke criteria for the diagnosis of endocarditis use clinical, microbiological, pathological and echocardiographic data to evaluate the patient. A key feature is the use of the echocardiographic data, even when not specific for infective endocarditis.

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