Sunday, September 18, 2016

Most commons of bacterial endocarditis

Q&A for the day!

Most common cause of bacterial endocarditis:

After tooth extraction -
Injection drug use -
Health care / catheter associated -
Originates from GI tract -
After genitourinary manipulation -


After tooth extraction - Streptococcus viridans

Injection drug use - Staphylococcus aureus (Less common - Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida species)

Health care / catheter associated - S. aureus (Also Coagulase negative staphylococci CoNS)

Originates from GI tract - S. gallolyticus (Formerly known as Streptococcus bovis)

After genitourinary manipulation - Enterococci

That's all!

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