Factors other than the Duke criteria associated with infective endocarditis among injection drug users

Palepu, Anita; Cheung, Stephen S.; Montessori, Valentina; Woods, Ryan; Thompson, Christopher R.
August 2002
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Aug2002, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p118
Academic Journal
Focuses on a study concerning the occurrence of infective endocarditis among injection drug-users (IDU). Utilization of echocardiogram and discharge diagnosis; Symptoms of infective endocarditis; Hospitalization index of IDU in the U.S.


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