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pathophysiology of endocarditis

A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Endocarditis: Endocarditis, an infection of a heart valve, doesn't usually cause a cough by itself unless there is associated congestive heart failure or embolism t ... Read More

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Fever, murmur: It is difficult to know for sure some times but if there is fever with elevated sedimentation rate with a positive blood clture in a patient with a m ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Multiple: Fever, skin hemorrhages especially under the nails, blood in urine, heart failure, weakness and pain in locations affected by thrombo-emboli from the ... Read More
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Dr. David Bracho
8 years experience General Practice
Fever, rash, others: Endocarditis (infectious) is when the heart and heart valves become colonized by bacteria. The most common symptoms are fever, rash, small hemorrhages ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Fever and murmer: Endocarditis refers to infection of any or all four heart valves. It can be bacterial, fungal or not an infection at all but an autoimmune disorder. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anwaar Randhawa
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Echocardiogram: the ideal test to rule out endocarditis is transesophageal echocardiogram, along with blood cultures in appropriate settings. but you can start with a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Subacute: Acute endo. Often with staph germ is usually a big deal, very sick, fever, heart failure, maybe other organ failure. Subacute (sbe), other germs, (us ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
24 years experience Infectious Disease
It can be bad...: can cause death, heart failue with valve not working, sepsis, stroke or other end organ issues with septic emboli (infected vegetation migrating throu ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
For a time: The classic form of endocarditis is a bacterial infection of the lining of the heart. If the organism has low virulence, then the early stages of end ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Potentially fatal: Infectious (bacterial) endocarditis is typically fatal without treatment, and occasionally fatal even with appropriate treatment. Typically, six week ... Read More

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