What is the role of surgery in the treatment of group D streptococcus (GDS) infections?

Updated: Mar 02, 2021
  • Author: Shirin A Mazumder, MD, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Surgical valve replacement is indicated in some cases, particularly for heart failure or complications of endocarditis (see Complications).

Mycotic aneurysm clipping after cerebral arteriography may be indicated.

Based on the findings from the evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract, colon or hepatobiliary surgery may be indicated.


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