Endocarditis Tied to Whopping Mortality Risk Within Years

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ngd-Poor dental care and lack of access to competent care of the teeth and gums is a very important source of Endocarditis…

Staph, enterococci were the deadliest in population-based Danish study.

Danish hospitals logged alarmingly high mid-term mortality rates in infective endocarditis (IE) despite improvements in identifying culprit pathogens in recent years, sending a warning to other centers worldwide.

The IE death rates were grim during the median 2.3 years of follow-up, at 58.5% across Streptococcus species and 74.4% for Enterococcus species, according to researchers led by Lauge Østergaard, MD, PhD, of the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet, Denmark.

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