Native valve endocarditis due to coagulase-negative staphylococci: Report of 99 episodes from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database

Vivian H. Chu*, Christopher H. Cabell, Elias Abrutyn, G. Ralph Corey, Bruno Hoen, Jose M. Miro, Lars Olaison, Martin E. Stryjewski, Paul Pappas, Kevin J. Anstrom, Susannah Eykyn, Gilbert Habib, Natividad Benito, Vance G. Fowler

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Abstract

Using a large cohort of patients from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database, we compared coagulase-negative staphylococcal (CoNS) native-valve endocarditis (NVE) to NVE caused by more common pathogens. Rates of heart failure and mortality were similar between patients with CoNS NVE and patients with Staphylococcus aureus NVE, but rates for both groups were significantly higher than rates for patients with NVE due to viridans streptococci. These results emphasize the importance of CoNS as a cause of NVE and the potential for serious complications with this infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1527-1530
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume39
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2004

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