Infective Endocarditis in Cancer Patients ― Causative Organisms, Predisposing Procedures, and Prognosis Differ From Infective Endocarditis in Non-Cancer Patients ―

Kyu Kim, Darae Kim, Sang-Eun Lee, In Jeong Cho, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Jong-Won Ha
2019 Circulation Journal  
IE is common in cancer patients and is associated with poorer outcomes. Patients with IE and cancer have different clinical characteristics. Additional studies regarding antibiotic prophylaxis before non-dental invasive procedures in cancer patients are needed, as cancer patients are not considered to be at higher risk of IE.
doi:10.1253/circj.cj-18-0609 pmid:30555101 fatcat:6ox4gzaeo5g45fycakpgkben3a