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Endocarditis

Endovascular infection of cardiovascular structures, including intracardiac foreign bodies
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Presentation and incidence in endocarditis patients. Attempted mnemonic at the top ;)

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Causes - locations of common G+, HACEK and Culture -ve

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Investigations - Echocardiography

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Sequelae - Local and systemic complications

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Differential diagnosis (Square > Oval)

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Diagnosis - Modified Duke criteria (2 majors / 1 major + 3 minors / 5 minors)

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Microscopic - Acute endocarditis, with evidence of fibrin and inflammatory infiltration.

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Macroscopic - mitral valve vegetations

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