Cardiobacterium Follow-up

Updated: Feb 29, 2016
  • Author: Kerry O Cleveland, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Patients with C hominis endocarditis can be treated in an outpatient setting but should remain on intravenous antimicrobial therapy for the duration of treatment.

Risks of embolic complications may arise during therapy.

Patients should be continuously and carefully monitored and should have prompt access to medical care, including cardiac surgery, in the event of complications.

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Further Inpatient Care

Native valve endocarditis should be treated for 4 weeks. Prosthetic valve endocarditis requires 6 weeks of treatment.

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Deterrence/Prevention

Antibiotic prophylaxis given prior to dental procedures is primarily directed at Streptococcus viridans but should also help prevent infection due to HACEK bacteria. [11]

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Complications

See the list below:

  • Mycotic aneurysm
  • Embolization
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