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Infective endocarditis at Costa Rica's children's hospital, 2000-2011

Adriana Yock-Corrales, Andrés Segreda-Constenla, Rolando Ulloa-Gutierrez
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2014, 33 (1): 104-6
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Few reports of infective endocarditis in Latin American children have been published. We describe the epidemiology of infective endocarditis at the only pediatric tertiary hospital in Costa Rica. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus rate was isolated in 44% of cases. The case fatality rate was 23%.

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