Repeat infective endocarditis: differentiating relapse from reinfection.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Repeat infective endocarditis due to the same species can represent relapse of the initial infection or a new infection. We used time-based clinical criteria and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis-based molecular criteria to classify 13 cases of repeat infective endocarditis as either relapse or reinfection. The agreement between clinical and molecular criteria was imperfect (agreement in 10 [77%] of 13 cases).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chu, VH; Sexton, DJ; Cabell, CH; Reller, LB; Pappas, PA; Singh, RK; Fowler, VG; Corey, GR; Aksoy, O; Woods, CW

Published Date

  • August 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 406 - 409

PubMed ID

  • 16007540

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/431590


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States