The changing spectrum of neonatal endocarditis

Clin Perinatol. 1988 Sep;15(3):587-608.


This article reviews both infective and noninfective endocarditis in neonates, contrasting historical observations with recent descriptions of this disease. Pathogenesis, etiologic agents, diagnostic tests, and treatment all are discussed in addition to complications and prognosis of endocarditis in newborns, which appears to be increasing in frequency.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endocarditis* / complications
  • Endocarditis* / diagnosis
  • Endocarditis* / drug therapy
  • Endocarditis* / epidemiology
  • Endocarditis* / etiology
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Prognosis