Further reading

Aitchison EJ, Lambert PA and Farrell ID (1986) Antigenic composition of an endocarditis-associated isolate of

Streptococcus faecalis and identification of its glycoprotein antigens by ligand blotting with lectins. Journal of Medical Microbiology 21: 161-167.

Bansal RC (1995) Infective endocarditis. Medical Clinics of North America 79: 1205-1240.

Brooks W and Burnie JP (1994) Cloning and sequencing the endocarditis immunodominant antigen of Streptococcus sobrinus strain MUCOB 26. Journal of Medical Microbiology 40: 330-337.

Burnette-Curley D, Wells V, Viscount H et al (1995) FimA. a major virulence factor associated with Streptococcus parasanguis endocarditis. Infection and immunity 63: 4669—4674.

Burnie JP and Clark I (1995) Immunoblotting in the diagnosis of culture negative endocarditis caused by strepro-cocci and enterococci. Journal of Clinical Pathology 48: 1130-1136.

Burnie JP, Holland M, Matthews RC and Lee W (1987) Role of immunoblotting in the diagnosis of culture negative and enterococcal endocarditis. Journal of Clinical Pathology 40: 1149-1158.

Burnie JP, Brooks W, Donohoe M, Hodgetts S, Al-Ghamdi A and Matthews RC (1996) Defining antibody targets in Streptococcus oralis infection, infection and Immunity 64: 1600-1608.

Durack DT, Lukes AS and Bright DK (1994) New criteria for diagnosis of infective endocarditis: utilization of specific echocardiogram findings. American Journal of Medicine 96: 200-209.

Kaye D (1996) Treatment of infective endocarditis. Annals of Internal Medicine 124: 606-608.

Russell ME, Wu HY, White PL, Kilian M and Henrichsen J (1992) Serum antibody responses to Streptococcus mutans antigens in humans systemically infected with oral streptococci. Oral Microbiology and Immunology 7: 321-325.

Various authors (1995) Infective endocarditis: recent perspectives. European Heart Journal 16 (suppl B): 1-131.

Wilson WR, Karchmer AW, Dajani AS et al (1995) Antibiotic treatment of adults with infective endocarditis due to streptococci, enterococci, staphylococci, and HACEK microorganisms. JAMA 274: 1706-1713.

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