What is the role of the Duke diagnostic criteria in infective endocarditis (IE)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The Duke diagnostic criteria, developed by Durack and colleagues, are generally used to make a definitive diagnosis of IE. The criteria combine the clinical, microbiologic, pathologic, and echocardiographic characteristics of a specific case. [2]


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