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How to Remember Dukes Criteria for Infective Endocarditis : Mnemonic 1 Typical micro-organisms in 2 seperate cultures or 2 Persistently +ve blood cultures drawn 12 hours apart or 3 Single +ve blood culture for Coxiella burnettiWhat are the extracardiac manifestations of infective endocarditis?
Extracardiac manifestations. Infective endocarditis should always be considered as a cause of fever of unknown origin (FUO), especially if a new heart murmur develops! FROM JANE - Fever, Roth's spots, Osler nodes, Murmur, Janeway lesions, Anemia, Nail bed hemorrhage, Emboli.What is invasive endocarditis (IE)?
Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infectious inflammation of the endocardium that affects the heart valves. The condition is a result of bacteremia, which is most commonly caused by dental procedures, surgery, distant primary infections, and nonsterile injections.What are the treatment options for endocarditis?
Categorization into native valve endocarditis or prosthetic valve endocarditis helps to further tailor regimens. Surgery may be necessary for complex cases (e.g., valve perforation).