Empirical antibiotic treatment of infective endocarditis

Endocarditis is a severe infection and often the patient needs antibiotics straight away. Learn how to choose the right regimen while waiting for a blood culture report.

John F. Fisher, MD MACP FIDSA
John F. Fisher, MD MACP FIDSA
26th Sep 2022 • 1m read

In this lesson, you will learn which factors you should consider when deciding on an empiric antibiotic regimen and what the standard doses are.

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