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- Sadip Pant, MD∗ (, )
- Abhishek Deshmukh, MD and
- Jawahar L. Mehta, MD, PhD
- ↵∗Division of Cardiology, University of Louisville, 550 South Jackson Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
We would like to thank Dr. Pericas and colleagues for their interest in our paper (1). We agree that enterococcus as an etiology of infective endocarditis (IE) is important due to increasing prevalence of IE (2) and evolving resistance to antibiotics. Hence, we do appreciate the suggestion to look at enterococcus as a specific subgroup and will include it in a future analysis. Monitoring the trend in enterococcal endocarditis will provide better insights into IE epidemiology and may have important implications in the prevention of IE.
Please note: The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- 2015 American College of Cardiology Foundation