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Letters Infective endocarditis

NICE calls for a register

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 01 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d633
  1. Tim Stokes, consultant clinical adviser1,
  2. Fergus Macbeth, director1,
  3. Peter Littlejohns, clinical and public health director1
  1. 1Centre for Clinical Practice, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, London, UK
  1. tim.stokes{at}

We agree with Stern and other correspondents that the incidence of infective endocarditis urgently needs to be monitored.1 The publication of our clinical guideline on prophylaxis against infective endocarditis caused controversy in recommending that antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis should not be given to adults and children with …

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