Guidelines for the prevention of endocarditis: report of the Working Party of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2006 Jun;57(6):1035-42. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkl121. Epub 2006 Apr 19.


These guidelines have been produced following a literature review of the requirement for prophylaxis to prevent bacterial endocarditis following dental and surgical interventions. Recommendations are made based on the quality of available evidence and the consequent risk of morbidity and mortality for "at risk" patients.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents