What is the mortality rare for conditions caused by enterococcal infections?

Updated: Jun 10, 2021
  • Author: Susan L Fraser, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Enterococcal bacteremia tends to occur in very debilitated patients, making the exact contribution of the bacteremia to mortality difficult to determine. Nevertheless, studies have estimated the attributable mortality rate of enterococcal bacteremia to be 31-37%. Even with current therapeutic regimens, the mortality rate of enterococcal endocarditis remains approximately 20%.


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