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J Infect. 2003 Jul;47(1):1-11.

The microbial diagnosis of infective endocarditis.

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Department of Cardiology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK.

Abstract

This review suggests an evidence-based algorithm for sequential testing in infective endocarditis. It discusses blood culture and the merits and drawbacks of serology in making the diagnosis. Newer techniques are briefly reviewed. The proposed algorithm will complement the Duke criteria in clinical practice.

PMID:
12850156
DOI:
10.1016/s0163-4453(03)00003-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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