Endocarditi infettive polimicrobiche in Italia

Translated title of the contribution: Polymicrobial infective endocarditis in Italy

Stefania Cicalini, Rosa Francavilla, Katia Massaroni, Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa

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Abstract

In our series, including 1053 cases of infective endocarditis (IE) collected from 86 Infectious Diseases Centres in Italy between 1984 and 1999, we identified 34 cases (3.2%) with a polymicrobial etiology. Intravenous drug abuse was the most important risk factor for the development of polymicrobial IE. Twenty three patients had a left sided-IE and 6 patients had a right-sided IE. The most commonly encountered microorganisms were Staphylococci and Streptococci and the most frequently observed associations of microorganisms were those between Staphylococci and Gram-negative bacteria and between Staphylococci and fungi. Twelve patients (35.3%) underwent surgery, and 5 patients (16.7%) died. Polymicrobial endocarditis did not differ clinically from IE caused by a single microorganism, and the prognosis seems to be related to the site of infection and to some specific pathogens.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)92-95
Number of pages4
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Volume93
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002

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Endocarditis
Italy
Staphylococcus
Intravenous Substance Abuse
Streptococcus
Gram-Negative Bacteria
Communicable Diseases
Fungi
Infection

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Cicalini, S., Francavilla, R., Massaroni, K., & De Rosa, F. G. (2002). Endocarditi infettive polimicrobiche in Italia. Recenti Progressi in Medicina, 93(2), 92-95.

Endocarditi infettive polimicrobiche in Italia. / Cicalini, Stefania; Francavilla, Rosa; Massaroni, Katia; De Rosa, Francesco Giuseppe.

In: Recenti Progressi in Medicina, Vol. 93, No. 2, 02.2002, p. 92-95.

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Cicalini, S, Francavilla, R, Massaroni, K & De Rosa, FG 2002, 'Endocarditi infettive polimicrobiche in Italia', Recenti Progressi in Medicina, vol. 93, no. 2, pp. 92-95.
Cicalini S, Francavilla R, Massaroni K, De Rosa FG. Endocarditi infettive polimicrobiche in Italia. Recenti Progressi in Medicina. 2002 Feb;93(2):92-95.
Cicalini, Stefania ; Francavilla, Rosa ; Massaroni, Katia ; De Rosa, Francesco Giuseppe. / Endocarditi infettive polimicrobiche in Italia. In: Recenti Progressi in Medicina. 2002 ; Vol. 93, No. 2. pp. 92-95.
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