Therapeutics for infective endocarditis, Biology

Therapeutic 

Accurate identification of the infecting organism is the key to successful treatment. 

Antibiotics as per the sensitivity study in high doses IV is given. Usually, a cocktail of two or three antibiotics given intravenously. Generally, two or three broad spectrum antibiotics in higher concentration given for 4-6 weeks. The purpose is to destroy the bacteria within the vegetation e.g. Inj. Crystalline penicillin 40 lakhs q4th IVY Inj. 'Gentarnycine 80 mg bd for 4-6 weeks). High dose of a combination of antibiotics for a long duration is the principle involved in the treatment to destroy bacteria hiding in the vegetation.

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