Category: Infections

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Infective Endocarditis – Duke diagnostic criteria

Infective endocarditis (IE) is a microbial infection of the endocardial structures produced by blood dissemination of the causal microorganism. The characteristic lesion is endocarditis vegetation, which can be evidenced by echocardiography. Diagnosis of infectious...

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Endocarditis – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Endocarditis is an infection of the heart valves or endocardium. Occurs most frequently in patients who already have preexisting valvular disease or artificial valve. Causes Endocarditis is caused by bacteria (sometimes fungi) that enter the...