+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Differential diagnosis of infective endocarditis and fevers of unrelated genesis

Differential diagnosis of infective endocarditis and fevers of unrelated genesis

Klinicheskaia Meditsina 79(5): 27-29

Case histories of 84 patients with fevers lasting from 2 weeks to 6 months and suspected infective endocarditis (IE) were analyzed. Infective endocarditis was diagnosed in 15 patients. From the viewpoint of IE diagnosis by the DUKE criteria, the major criteria possess the highest diagnostic value. Use of only minor DUKE criteria gave false-positive results in diagnosis of IE in feverish patients with angiitis, hemopoietic diseases, and malignant tumors with remote metastases. The diagnosis of IE should be based on the DUKE criteria, clinical picture, and data of laboratory tests (pericarditis, shift of the leukocytic formula to the left, increased level of circulating immune complexes, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate, etc.).

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 045784697

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 11510180

Related references

Differential diagnosis of infective endocarditis. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 12(5): 177-83; Quiz 184-6, 2000

The diagnostic utility of transthoracic echocardiography for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis in the real world of the Italian Registry on Infective Endocarditis. Echocardiography 30(8): 871-879, 2013

Infective endocarditis: what's new? European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines 2009 on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis. Presse Medicale 39(6): 704-709, 2010

Time interval between infective endocarditis first symptoms and diagnosis: relationship to infective endocarditis characteristics, microorganisms and prognosis. Annals of Medicine 49(2): 117-125, 2017

The diagnostic challenge of infective endocarditis: cutaneous vasculitis leading to the diagnosis of infective endocarditis. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice 14(6): 451-456, 2002

Improving the Diagnosis of Infective Endocarditis in Prosthetic Valves and Intracardiac Devices With 18F-Fluordeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Angiography: Initial Results at an Infective Endocarditis Referral Center. Circulation 132(12): 1113-1126, 2015

A 15-year-old boy with congenital heart disease, fevers, and acute onset of dysarthria: infective endocarditis. Pediatric Annals 43(2): 64-67, 2014

Difficulties in the differential diagnosis of kidney injury in a patient with infective endocarditis associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies. Terapevticheskii Arkhiv 89(6): 84-88, 2017

Role of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in the differential diagnosis of neoplastic fevers versus fevers of infectious etiology. Journal of Pharmacy Technology 11(5): 211-213, 1995

An Ineffective Differential Diagnosis of Infective Endocarditis and Rheumatic Heart Disease after Streptococcal Skin and Soft Tissue Infection. Internal Medicine 56(17): 2361-2365, 2017

Current issues in the diagnosis and management of blood culture-negative infective and non-infective endocarditis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 95(4): 1467-1474, 2013

Infective endocarditis in two patients with pemphigus vulgaris under multiagent immunosuppressive drug therapy: A rare entity to remember in the differential diagnosis of fever of unknown origin. Dermatologic Therapy 32(3): E12860, 2019

Difficulties in the differential diagnosis of splenic infarction and splenic abscess in a patient with active infective endocarditis -- case report and current review. Przeglad Lekarski 64(3): 180-182, 2007

Infective endocarditis in the real world: the Italian Registry of Infective Endocarditis (Registro Italiano Endocardite Infettiva - RIEI). Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine 9(5): 508-514, 2008

Infective endocarditis in intensive cardiac care unit - clinical and biochemical differences of blood-culture negative infective endocarditis. Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski 42(247): 21-25, 2017