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[Epidemiology of infective endocarditis].


In industrialized countries, after the eradication of rheumatic fever, rheumatic valve diseases progressively disappeared and the proportion of post-rheumatic infective endocarditis significantly decreased. Intravenous drug use, prosthetic valves, age-related degenerative valve sclerosis, and invasive procedures have become the most important risk factors for infective endocarditis. These changes resulted in a decreased incidence of streptococcal endocarditis and an increased incidence of staphylococcal endocarditis.
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hal-00825454 , version 1 (23-05-2013)


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Bruno Hoen, Xavier Duval. [Epidemiology of infective endocarditis].. Revue du Praticien (La), 2012, 62 (4), pp.511-4. ⟨hal-00825454⟩
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