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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2016 Jul-Aug;54(4):434-8.

[Infective endocarditis. 5-years experience in a third-level reference center in Yucatan, Mexico].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de la Península de Yucatán, Secretaría de Salud, Mérida, Yucatán, México. angelemmanuelvega@gmail.com.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

BACKGROUND:

Infective endocarditis is a disease with high morbidity and mortality. The clinical characteristics differ among populations. Therefore it is important to know the characteristics of the disease in our region.

METHODS:

This is an observational study that included all patients diagnosed with infective endocarditis from 1 January 2009 until 31 December 2014. The data are showed as frequencies and percentages altogether with medians with interquartile range.

RESULTS:

10 cases were included. The median age was 34 years (IQR 26-41). Several risk factors were identified and included: previous valvular heart disease, patients with chronic kidney disease who have had a vascular access and previous history of immunological disease. The native mitral valve was the most affected. The size of vegetations had a median length of 14 mm (IQR 9.3-16). Streptococcus alpha hemolytic was the most common organism. In-hospital mortality rate was 10 %.

CONCLUSIONS:

The behavior of the disease is similar to other national series. We identify risk factors that could be related to the type of morbidities in the region.

KEYWORDS:

Bacterial endocarditis; Diagnosis; Epidemiology; Mitral valve; Surgery

PMID:
27197099
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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