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Duke Criteria: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Infective Endocarditis:
Need: 2 major OR 1 major + 3 minor OR 5 minor

Major Criteria:

  • positive blood cx with typical organisms
  • vegetations on echo
  • new murmur
  • serology or culture of Coxiella burnetii
  • Minor Criteria:

  • fever
  • predisposing valvular problem or IV drug use
  • evidence of emboli
  • evidence of immune complex deposition
  • positive blood cultures of non-typical organisms
  • Other study found sens and spec of 86% and 82% (

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    Tags: Combination of Tests Tag this Finding.

    Associated Diagnoses:

    Infective Endocarditis

    76% sensitive, 97% specific

    Infective Endocarditis

    100% sensitive, 88% specific