The microbial diagnosis of infective endocarditis

Richard Watkin, S Lang, WA Lambert, William Littler, Thomas Elliott

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Infection
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2003


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