What is the prevalence of infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with staphylococcal bacteremia or catheters?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Twenty-five percent of patients with staphylococcal bacteremia and 23% of those with catheters as the primary focus have evidence of IE based on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) findings, in the absence of clinical and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) findings. [2]


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