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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.
Drug Information

Indication: Nosocomial & community-acquired pneumonia including concurrent bacteremia, complicated & uncomplicated...

Indication: For adult & childn ≥12 mth: Empirical therapy for presumed fungal infections in febrile, neutropenic pa...

Indication: Complicated skin & skin structure infections. Staph aureus bloodstream infections (bacteremia) including t...

Indication: Invasive candidiasis in childn & adults. Oesophageal candidiasis in adults, adolescents ≥16 yr & el...

Indication: Polymicrobic & mixed aerobic/anaerobic infections. Initial therapy prior to the identification of the caus...

Indication: Infections due to gm -ve & +ve organisms & non-penicillinase-producing staph.

Indication: Upper & lower resp tract infections eg, sinusitis, otitis media, epiglottitis; bacterial pneumonia; UTI, p...

Indication: Upper & lower resp tract infections eg, sinusitis, otitis media & epiglottitis; bacterial pneumonia; U...

Indication: Acute or recurrent genital & vag candidiasis, candidal balanitis, dermatomycosis including tinea pedis, ti...

Indication: Resp tract, ENT, O&G, skin & soft tissue, bone & dental infections, UTI. Prophylaxis of recurrent ...

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