An incorrect diagnosis may expose patients to immunosuppressive regimens potentially hazardous to patients with bacterial endocarditis
. Thus, a kidney biopsy showing immune complex deposition is critical to establishing appropriate therapy.
Schatz, "Anti-MPO-ANCA-positive microscopic polyangiitis following subacute bacterial endocarditis
" Clinical Rheumatology, vol.
The rate of bacterial endocarditis
in patients with HIV infection is similar to other groups of risk, like IV drug users.
Diffuse crescentic glomerulonephritis in bacterial endocarditis
. Pediatr Nephrol 2001;16:423-8.
In the past, the most common etiology was infectious emboli from bacterial endocarditis
, but direct extensions from meningitis or other local infections play an equally important role nowadays.
Oral infections may lead to more severe systemic and life-threatening infections such as pneumonia, cerebral abscess, bacterial endocarditis
, osteomyelitis and septicemia.
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Also, the patient responded to the immunosupression rather than deteriorating which would have been the case if the patient had underlying subacute bacterial endocarditis
The old term bacterial endocarditis
is inappropriate today because other various infective agents than bacteria can also determine IE .
There are certain evidences linking biofilm to diseases such as otitis (common ear infection), bacterial endocarditis
, cystic fibrosis and some other chronic infections.
Stanton, "A controlled evaluation of the risk of bacterial endocarditis
in persons with mitral-valve prolapse," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
was considered because of resistant fever, hepatosplenomegaly and Coombs positivity Different antibiotics and antimalarial drugs were given (ceftriaxone for 10 days, ceftriaxone and amikacin for 24 days, meropenem, lipozomal amphotericin B and teikoplanin for 10 days, armethene lumefantrine, mefloquine and quinine for 13 days).
* Bacterial endocarditis
results from the seeding of bacterial emboli primarily from the mitral or tricuspid valves.
(8) Non-staphylococcal bacterial endocarditis
is a less prevalent but treatable disease, thus clinical awareness is imperative.
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