Infective Endocarditis (IE)
Staphylococcal Endocarditis

Staphylococcal Endocarditis

Treatment Considerations

  • This species of coagulase-negative staphylococci tends to cause a substantially more virulent form of endocarditis, and causes higher prevalence of perivalvular extension of infection and metastatic infection
  • Monitor for development of periannular extension or extracardiac spread of infection
  • It is unclear whether combination treatment with vancomycin and beta lactam is superior to vancomycin alone until susceptibilities are known, but it is an option