What is the role of the Duke criteria in the 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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Definitive diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE) is generally made by using the Duke criteria.

Duke diagnostic criteria

Durack and colleagues developed diagnostic criteria that combine the clinical, microbiological, pathological, and echocardiographic characteristics of a specific case. [2]


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