The microbial diagnosis of infective endocarditis

Watkin, R.W., Lang, S., Lambert, Peter A, Littler, W.A. and Elliott, Tom S.J. (2003). The microbial diagnosis of infective endocarditis. Journal of Infection, 47 (1), pp. 1-11.


This review suggests an evidence-based algorithm for sequential testing in infective endocarditis. It discusses blood culture and the merits and drawbacks of serology in making the diagnosis. Newer techniques are briefly reviewed. The proposed algorithm will complement the Duke criteria in clinical practice. © 2003 The British Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Biosciences
Life & Health Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: diagnosis,endocarditis,microbial,Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology,Microbiology,Parasitology,Virology,Immunology and Allergy,Infectious Diseases
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Published Date: 2003-07
Authors: Watkin, R.W.
Lang, S.
Lambert, Peter A ( 0000-0002-8243-2741)
Littler, W.A.
Elliott, Tom S.J.


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