Infective Endocarditis

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)


The diagnosis of infective endocarditis must be considered and excluded in all individuals with a heart murmur and fever of unknown origin. Infection of the heart valves is caused by bacteria and, rarely by Coxiella, or Chlamydia; fungi are causative in approximately 1%.


Kawasaki Disease Infective Endocarditis Bicuspid Aortic Valve Mitral Valve Prolapse Prosthetic Heart Valve 
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