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CORDOBEZ, Regina et al. Incidence of infective endocarditis in a national reference Neonatology Department in 2009-2019. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2023, vol.94, n.1, e208.  Epub June 01, 2023. ISSN 0004-0584.

Infective endocarditis is a rare disease in pediatrics, mainly in neonates, even though it involves significant morbidity and mortality. There are defined risk factors; however, regarding diagnosis and mainly for the case of newborns, it continues to be a challenge.

In this paper, we present a 10-year research and follow-up of 5 confirmed cases of infective endocarditis in newborns and their clinical characteristics, paraclinical studies, infectious agents, treatment and association with risk factors in this population

Keywords : Endocarditis; Incidence; Newborn.

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