Bacterial Endocarditis | Treatment

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How is BE treated?

BE is treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics are usually started intravenously (through an IV) in the hospital, but many people can finish their treatment at home. For more complicated infections, heart surgery may be needed.

Source

Management of Bacterial Endocarditis by BE Giessel, MD; CJ Koenig, MD; RL Blake Jr, MD (American Family Physician March 15, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000315/1725.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 09/00

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