Unusual presentations of infective endocarditis

Marina Leitman, Eli Peleg, Ricardo Krakover, Edgar Sucher, Simha Rosenblath, Ronit Zaidenstein, Zvi Vered

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Abstract

In summary, all patients with staphylococcal or gram-positive bacteremia should undergo echocardiographic assessment, while in patients after valve replacement the diagnostic workup should include transesophageal echocardiography. Patients with intracardiac devices and fever should always be evaluated for infective endocarditis, blood cultures should be drawn before antibiotic administration, and transesophageal echocardiography is highly recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-203
Number of pages2
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2005

Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Echocardiography
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Pacemaker
  • Staphylococcus
  • Vegetation

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