How many criteria must be met for a definitive diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Answer

A definitive clinical diagnosis can be made based on the following:

  • 2 major criteria

  • 1 major criterion and 3 minor criteria

  • 5 minor criteria

See Workup for more detail.


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