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Infective endocarditis-experience in Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  941246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ninety cases of infective endocarditis seen over a 10-year-period at University College Hospital, Ibadan, are reviewed. The peak incidence was in the third decade and rheumatic heart disease was the commonest pre-existing lesion in 59 cases with subacute endocarditis. In most cases the source of infection was not known. In 41 of the 90 cases (44%) the diagnosis was made only at autopsy. The bacterial isolation rate was low, the commonest organisms being staphylococci, streptococci, micrococci and gramnegative bacilli. The overall mortality was 70%. A plea is made for increasing awareness of the disease and prompt institution of effective treatment.
Authors:
A O Falase; F Jaiyesimi; A O Iyun; E B Attah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical and geographical medicine     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0041-3232     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Geogr Med     Publication Date:  1976 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-09-25     Completed Date:  1976-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376231     Medline TA:  Trop Geogr Med     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Child, Preschool
Endocarditis, Bacterial* / complications,  epidemiology,  etiology
Female
Heart Diseases / complications
Humans
Infant
Male
Middle Aged
Nigeria
Rheumatic Heart Disease / complications

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