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Infective endocarditis in the Lao PDR: clinical characteristics and outcomes in a developing country.

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INTRODUCTION: Data on infective endocarditis (IE) in Southeast Asia are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical epidemiology of IE in Lao PDR, a lower middle-income country. METHODS: A single centre retrospective study at Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane. Patients aged over 1year of age admitted 2006-2012 to Mahosot Hospital with definite or possible IE by modified Duke criteria were included. RESULTS: Thirty-six patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria; 33 (91.7%) had left-sided IE. Eleven ...

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Publisher:
Elsevier Ireland Ltd
Journal:
International journal of cardiology
Volume:
180
Pages:
270-273
Publication date:
2015-02-05
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EISSN:
1874-1754
ISSN:
0167-5273
URN:
uuid:c331937e-37b0-486e-8bc5-1d982b509571
Source identifiers:
493412
Local pid:
pubs:493412

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