What is the prevalence of endocarditis in gonorrhea?

Updated: Jun 15, 2021
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; 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. Before the era in which antibiotics were the primary treatment, median survival was 6-8 weeks.


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