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Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: antimicrobial prophylaxis against infective endocarditis in adults and children undergoing interventional procedures

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Last updated:17th Mar 2008

Infective endocarditis is a rare condition with significant morbidity and mortality. It may arise after bacteraemia in a person with a predisposing cardiac lesion.

This guideline covers preventing infective endocarditis (IE) in children, young people and adults. It focuses on people at increased risk of infective endocarditis undergoing dental, gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary and respiratory tract procedures.

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