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INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS
Infective endocarditis is microbial infection of the endovascular structures of the heart.
It often presents in an occult fashion and early diagnosis depends on a high index of clinical suspicion especially in patients with congenital heart disease, prosthetic valves or previous infective endocarditis.
The established diagnosis of infective endocarditis is demonstrated by a positive blood culture and involvement of the endocardium detected during sepsis or systemic infection. It may also be established if there is involvement of the endocardium detected during sepsis or systemic infection but blood culture is negative.
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Indication: Short-term treatment of upper & lower resp tract, skin & soft tissue, GUT infections. Tab & inj Sh...

Indication: Acute bacterial sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired & nosoco...

Indication: Invasive candidiasis, including candidemia in adults.

Indication: Infections of nose-pharynx tract (tonsillitis, pharyngitis) & of paranasal sinuses; lower resp tract: bron...

Indication: Infections of the resp tract, middle ear (otitis media), paranasal sinuses (sinusitis) especially caused by gm...

Indication: Upper & lower resp tract infection, upper & lower UTI, peritonitis, cholecystitis, cholangitis & o...

Indication: Upper & lower resp tract infections including sinusitis, otitis media & epiglottitis, bacterial pneumo...

Indication: Invasive aspergillosis; fluconazole-resistant serious invasive Candida infections (eg, C krusei); serious...

Indication: Infections caused by susceptible organisms in lower resp tract (eg, bronchitis, pneumonia), skin & soft ti...

Indication: Tab/powd for oral susp Lower resp tract infections including bronchitis & pneumonia; skin & soft tissu...

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