Pediatric Bacterial Endocarditis Differential Diagnoses
- Author: Michael H Gewitz, MD; Chief Editor: P Syamasundar Rao, MD more...
Using the modified Duke Criteria (see Workup), the diagnosis of endocarditis is based on pathologic or clinical findings. Pathologic criteria for definite infectious endocarditis include microorganisms on cultures or histology in a vegetation or histologic confirmation of active disease in a vegetation or intracardiac abscess.
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