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Enterococcal Endocarditis: A Report of Nineteen Cases with Long-Term Follow-up.

D. Kaye, M.D.; and M. G. Koenig, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1055-1056. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1055_3
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Good results have been achieved in the therapy of endocarditis caused by penicillin-sensitive streptococci. However, the treatment of endocarditis caused by penicillin-resistant streptococci, usually of the enterococcal group, continues to be associated with a significant number of therapeutic failures. The present paper reviews the clinical data, therapy, and long-term follow-up of 19 patients with enterococcal endocarditis seen at The New York Hospital since 1945. The cure and long-term survival rate in this series compare favorably with those obtained in Streptococcus viridans endocarditis.

The female patients were of child-bearing age and the males were from an older age group. The most


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