Table 2

Conditions to be met for a two week treatment regimen for viridans streptococcal and Strep bovis endocarditis

Penicillin sensitive viridans streptococcus or Strep bovis (penicillin MIC ⩽ 0.1 mg/l)
 No cardiovascular risk factors such as heart failure, aortic insufficiency or conduction   abnormalities
 No evidence of thromboembolic disease
 Native valve infection
 No vegetations more than 5 mm diameter on echocardiogram
 Clinical response within seven days. Temperature should return to normal, patient should feel  well and appetite return