Infective Endocarditis in Northeastern Thailand
Published Date:Mar 2014
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 20(3):473-476.
Aged, 80 And Over
Congestive Heart Failure
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Description:Despite rigorous diagnostic testing, the cause of infective endocarditis was identified for just 60 (45.5%) of 132 patients admitted to hospitals in Khon Kaen, Thailand, during January 2010-July 2012. Most pathogens identified were Viridans streptococci and zoonotic bacteria species, as found in other resource-limited countries where underlying rheumatic heart disease is common.
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