What is the prognosis 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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See Mortality/Morbidity.

S bovis endocarditis is an aggressive disease with significant mortality.

Heart failure is a frequent complication and an indication for valve replacement.

In a study by Kupferwasser et al, 73% of patients with S bovis endocarditis underwent surgical treatment, but only 34%, 34%, and 41% of patients with endocarditis caused by other streptococci, staphylococci, or other bacteria underwent surgery, respectively. [6]


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