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[Correspondence] Haemodialysis is a major risk factor for infective endocarditis

In their Seminar (Feb 27, p 882), Thomas Cahill and Bernard Prendergast1 point out that the prevalence of health-care-acquired infective endocarditis has increased in the past decades, accounting for more than 25% of cases at present. However, the epidemiological concept of “health-care-acquired” does not highlight at-risk populations. In particular, the authors briefly mention but regrettably omit haemodialysis as a risk factor for infective endocarditis.

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