When is transfer required for treatment of enterococcal infections?

Updated: Jun 10, 2021
  • Author: Susan L Fraser, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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When possible, patients with enterococcal endocarditis should be treated initially in or near a facility with personnel capable of performing open heart surgery including valve replacement.

Serious enterococcal infections such as endocarditis, meningitis, osteomyelitis, and prosthetic joint infections should be managed in conjunction with an infectious diseases specialist and potentially an infectious diseases trained pharmacist.

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