Anales de Medicina Interna
versión impresa ISSN 0212-7199
FUENTE CID, R. de la; LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ, R.; FERREIRO REGUEIRO, M. J. y LADO LADO, F.L.. Controversies in infective endocarditis. An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2005, vol.22, n.5, pp.244-247. ISSN 0212-7199.
The infective endocarditis is defined mainly as the infection of the internal surface of the heart, affecting to the cardiac valves although it can also do it to the septos, the tendinosas cords or endocardio mural. Around the origin, the diagnosis and the treatment of the disease, a considerable controversy has taken place. In this sense, basic criteria exist that they define to the infective endocarditis; however, particular situations are appraised in which the meticulous study is essential from the patient, doing special reference to the origin agents and, more in particular, to the fungal endocarditis.
Palabras clave : Anticoagulant therapy; Infective endocarditis; Fungal endocarditis; Blood cultures; Treatment.