Segni e sintomi propiziatori di ipotesi clinica di endocardite infettiva

Translated title of the contribution: Signs and symptoms that lead to clinical suspicion of infective endocarditis

Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa, Stefania Cicalini, Antonella Rossati, Rosa Francavilla

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Abstract

We studied clinical presentations on admission in Infectious Disease Wards of 1053 patients (308 i.v. drug abusers and 745 non drug abusers) with IE validated according to the Duke Hospitals' criteria, from a total of 1164 patients observed from 1984 to 1999. We divided the patients in three five-year span groups (1984-89, 1990-94 and 1995-99) and we examined signs and symptoms on presentation that led us to suspect I.E. (sepsis, valvulopathy, peripheric vascular damage and predisposing conditions including i.v. drug abuse). Our study confirms that clinical diagnosis of I-E. nowdays is reliable if history and physical examination are carried out correctly.

Translated title of the contributionSigns and symptoms that lead to clinical suspicion of infective endocarditis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)474-477
Number of pages4
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Volume93
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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