Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Aug 1;41(3):406-9. Epub 2005 Jun 14.

Repeat infective endocarditis: differentiating relapse from reinfection.

Author information

1
Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA. chu00009@mc.duke.edu

Abstract

Repeat infective endocarditis due to the same species can represent relapse of the initial infection or a new infection. We used time-based clinical criteria and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis-based molecular criteria to classify 13 cases of repeat infective endocarditis as either relapse or reinfection. The agreement between clinical and molecular criteria was imperfect (agreement in 10 [77%] of 13 cases).

PMID:
16007540
DOI:
10.1086/431590
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Silverchair Information Systems
Loading ...
Support Center