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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 162-164

Retrospective evaluation of the duke criteria for infective endocarditis in the Indian setting

Departments of Microbiology Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad 500 432

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AK Bilotikar
Departments of Microbiology Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad 500 432

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ABSTRACT: A definite diagnosis of Infective Endocarditis (IE) helps management protocols. A total of 350 blood cultures were received from 151 suspected cases of IE. The newly proposed Duke diagnostic criteria for IE were retrospectively applied for these cases. Out of the 151 suspected cases, a diagnosis of definite IE was possible in 23 (14.56 percent). There were 13 (9.27 percent) cases of possible IE. The remaining cases did not meet the requirements of the criteria. The predominant organisms isolated were viridans streptococci 8 (36.36 percent) and Staphylococcus aureus, 8 (36.3 percent).

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