Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis. New diagnostic and therapeutic concepts

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1993 Mar;7(1):53-68.


Staphylococcus aureus is an important and prevalent cause of both uncomplicated bacteremia, as well as endocarditis. This article addresses the following controversial strategies: diagnosis of endocarditis in staphylococcemic populations; optimal treatment strategies for right-sided and left-sided S. aureus endocarditis; use of echocardiography in S. aureus endocarditis; and therapy options for catheter-associated staphylococcemias.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteremia / diagnostic imaging
  • Bacteremia / drug therapy*
  • Bacteremia / epidemiology
  • Cardiac Catheterization / adverse effects
  • Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
  • Echocardiography*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnostic imaging
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Staphylococcal Infections / diagnostic imaging
  • Staphylococcal Infections / drug therapy*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / epidemiology
  • Staphylococcus aureus*
  • Vancomycin / therapeutic use


  • Vancomycin