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Heart Microorganisms Causing Infective Endocarditis

can anyone tell me what is the most common organism responsible for causing infective endocarditis?
Goljan says Strep. viridans
and Uworld says Staph aureus
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Acute (meaning there was no previous damage to the valves + more symptoms) is cause by S.aurreus.....Common in IV drug users (on tricuspid valve)
Subacute (having a damaged valve predisposes to viridans...like after a dental procedure)-- Viridans
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