infectious endocarditis


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in·fec·tious en·do·car·di·tis

, infective endocarditis
endocarditis due to infection by microorganisms.

infectious endocarditis

endocarditis caused by infection with microorganisms, especially bacteria and fungi. It was formerly classified according to course as acute and subacute: the acute form is usually caused by staphylococci, pneumococci, gonococci, or streptococci, involves a normal heart valve, and has a short history and rapid course; the subacute form usually is caused by viridans or fecal streptococci or fungi, affects damaged heart valves, and has a prolonged course. Because underlying causes and available therapies have changed, this division has little current clinical validity and has been largely replaced by classification on the basis of cause or underlying anatomy.

in·fec·tious en·do·car·di·tis

, infective endocarditis (in-fek'shŭs en'dō-kahr-dī'tis, in-fek'tiv)
Endocarditis due to infection by microorganisms.
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Table 2: Diagnostic aids for differentiating between infectious endocarditis and small-vessel vasculitis *.
We conclude that the association of spondylodiscitis and infectious endocarditis should always be considered, irrespective of the primary diagnosis, so that patients with spondylodiscitis and abnormal cardiac auscultation or risk factors for infectious endocarditis must be early submitted to echocardiography, mainly when the infective organism is a Streptococcus sp.
11) In fact, acute aortic insufficiency is now the most common cause of death in patients with infectious endocarditis.
18]FDG-PET/CT for diagnosis of Bartonella henselae infectious endocarditis in a patient with a prosthetic valve.
Because infectious endocarditis was suspected, treatment with intravenous antimicrobial drugs (amoxicillin, 200 mg/kg/day for 6 weeks and gentamicin, 160 mg/day for 2 weeks) was initiated.
Diagnosis of infectious endocarditis in patients undergoing valve surgery.
aureus bacteremia (bloodstream infection) in patients with infectious endocarditis.
We report a case of infectious endocarditis attributable to L.
We cultured blood from 111 patients admitted to the Government General Hospital, Chennai, India, from August 2005 through December 2006, with a diagnosis of infectious endocarditis according to the Duke criteria (5).
One of the more commonly reported human infections with these organisms is infectious endocarditis.
viridans, a gram-positive coccus considered a contaminant in cultures, has been associated with human infections that included bacteremia (1,2), septic arthritis (3), and infectious endocarditis (4,5).

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