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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Marantic Endocarditis

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Splinter haemhorrages, endocarditis be only cause?

Splinter haemhorrages, endocarditis be only cause?

NO!!!: The most common cause of splinter hemorrhages is trauma. Can also occur in any collagen vascular disease, and 100% of patients with trichinosis have them. There are other assorted causes. ...Read more

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What causes endocarditis?

What causes endocarditis?

Infection: Bacteria are on #1 on the list, but fungus can do it too. Humans don't get heart worms, thank goodness. Viruses cause other kinds of mischief in the heart. ...Read more

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Does endocarditis usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Endocarditis, or infection of a heart valve, is a serious illness. In its acute form, there may be high fever, chills and sweats, generalized weakness, arrhythmias and heart failure. The subacute form is subtler and may gradually cause anemia, weakness, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, depression and eventually heart failure. Either form is potentially lethal. If suspected, it needs evaluation. ...Read more

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What streptococcus causes infective endocarditis?

What streptococcus causes infective endocarditis?

Endocarditis: It is estimated that about 2/3 of the cases of endocarditis are caused by streptococcal bacteria. Streptococcal bacteria causing endocarditis include streptococcus viridans as well as groups a, c, and g streptococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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What causes cardiomyopathy to lead to infective endocarditis?

What causes cardiomyopathy to lead to infective endocarditis?

Doesn't: Cardiomyopathy, by itself, does not 'lead' to endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the lining of the heart and usually heart valves. However, if you have cardiomyopathy, there may be abnormalities of the heart valves too, particularly leaking valves. This may slightly raise the risk of getting endocarditis in certain circumstances. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of endocarditis caused by aspergillus?

What is the survival rate of endocarditis caused by aspergillus?

Varies: Endocarditis is a very serious illness, and aspergillus induced endocarditis will likely be difficult to treat. Survivability always depends on preexisting health conditions, physical health, age, and cardiac function. ...Read more

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Does endocarditis cause short stabbing like pains in the upper left area of the chest? Did not lift, swing, or exercise.

Does endocarditis cause short stabbing like pains in the upper left area of the chest? Did not lift, swing, or exercise.

Not usually: While endocarditis might cause chest pain or shortness of breath, it often causes no symptoms especially as it is being treated. Check with your doctor as there are rare complications such as septic pulmonary emboli that may require further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more