Blood cultures were taken from suspected cases of infective endocarditis admitted in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and NICVD, Karachi. A total of 71 cultures were collected from these patients.
Eighteen patients gave positive results. On these 18 patients 53 blood cultures were done. No gram negative organism was isolated in this study. Of the 18 patients with positive results 13 patients were infected by gamma hemolytic Streptococcus viridans, staphylococci were isolated in 4 patients and Streptococcus faecalis in one patient
Ghazala Haq ,Misbahuddin P. Siddiqui ,
Etiology of infective endocarditis,
Pak. Heart J. 1993;
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