Infective endocarditis

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Infective endocarditis

Synonyms: Bacterial endocarditis | Infectious endocarditis

A rare bacterial infectious disease characterized by infection of a native or prosthetic heart valve the endocardial surface or an indwelling cardiac device. Main causative agents are Gram-positive bacteria most commonly Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species. Signs and symptoms include high fever or prolonged subfebrile state excessive sweating malaise asthenia arthralgia myalgia weight loss headache nausea dyspnea cough heart murmurs and petechiae of the skin. The most common complications are embolism in different organs and ischemic stroke sepsis heart failure and renal failure.

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