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Can oral antibiotics be successful in treating endocarditis?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Oral antibiotics are not recommended for treatment of endocarditis due to any organisms.
Treatment requires 2 to 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics sometimes in combination depending on the infecting organism and whether on native or prosthetic heart valve.

In brief: No
Oral antibiotics are not recommended for treatment of endocarditis due to any organisms.
Treatment requires 2 to 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics sometimes in combination depending on the infecting organism and whether on native or prosthetic heart valve.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually Not
Treatment of the majority of organisms that cause endocarditis consists of intravenous antibiotics for 4-6 weeks.
Eradication can prove difficult and valve damage is a possible consequence of inadequate treatment.

In brief: Usually Not
Treatment of the majority of organisms that cause endocarditis consists of intravenous antibiotics for 4-6 weeks.
Eradication can prove difficult and valve damage is a possible consequence of inadequate treatment.
Dr. Martin Bress
Dr. Martin Bress
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: No generally not
Iv antibiotics required as endocarditis is tough to treat.

In brief: No generally not
Iv antibiotics required as endocarditis is tough to treat.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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