What is the prevalence of endocarditis in gonorrhea?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Brian Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Answer

Endocarditis is a rare but serious complication of disseminated gonococcal infection, affecting 1%-2% of cases. Prior to the era in which antibiotics were the primary treatment, median survival was 6-8 weeks.


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