Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis

What is Infective Endocarditis?

Infective Endocarditis is a microbial infection (if damaged heart valves of rheumatic origin and of the endocardium of the heart (the inner lining).

Clinical Features of Infective Endocarditis

1. High remittent fever, the patient looks ill.
2. Enlarged spleen.
3. Anemia.
4. Hematuria.
5. Weakness, fatigue, weight loss, night sweats.
6. Lesions in the mucous membrane of the mouth, pharynx and conjunctivae.
7. Linear hemorrhage under the nails.
8. Purple painful nodules may develop on the palms of hands, soles of feet, pulp of fingers.
9. Clubbing of fingers in long-standing cases.

Management of Infective Endocarditis

1. Admit to a hospital at onc