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Can endocarditis lead to sepsis?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depending on the cause of endocarditis.
Usually fungal endocarditis won't lead to sepsis/septic shock.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the cause of endocarditis.
Usually fungal endocarditis won't lead to sepsis/septic shock.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Robert Robinson
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sepsis complication

Sepsis is a bloodstream infection.
Endocarditis (infection of cardiac tissues) can be a complication of a bloodstream infection.

In brief: Sepsis complication

Sepsis is a bloodstream infection.
Endocarditis (infection of cardiac tissues) can be a complication of a bloodstream infection.
Dr. Robert Robinson
Dr. Robert Robinson
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: U R reversed

Sepsis leads to endocarditis.
Specifically, sepsis means there is infection in the blood (which is normally sterile). When bacteria are in the blood stream, they can land on and infect heart valves, resulting in endocarditis.

In brief: U R reversed

Sepsis leads to endocarditis.
Specifically, sepsis means there is infection in the blood (which is normally sterile). When bacteria are in the blood stream, they can land on and infect heart valves, resulting in endocarditis.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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