Outpatient intravenous antibiotic therapy for endocarditis

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1998 Dec;12(4):879-901, vi. doi: 10.1016/s0891-5520(05)70026-x.


The clinical spectrum of endocarditis continues to evolve, as does its diagnosis and management. Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy has been demonstrated to be safe and effective for medically stable patients with viridans streptococcal endocarditis. Other carefully selected and monitored patients with infective endocarditis may also be considered for completion of therapy outside the hospital setting.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology
  • Home Infusion Therapy*
  • Humans
  • Patient Selection


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents