How is bacterial endocarditis treated if the person is allergic to the "cillin" family of antibiotics?

Endocarditis. There are other antibiotics which do not have cross-hypersensitivity reactions with those having penicillin allergies, or in some cases desensitization may be necessary. An infectious disease expert will determine the therapy based upon the organism isolated and its sensitivities to different antibiotics.

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How is bacterial endocarditis treated?

Antibiotics. If antibiotics are unsuccessful or if there is severe valve damage or other comlications like stroke, renal failure or heart block , or persistent infection then surgery is usually indicated. Read more...