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Complications Of Infective Endocarditis. Infective Endocarditis


Complications Of Infective Endocarditis.

A) Cardiac Complications.
1. Valvular Insufficiency. Valvular insufficiency results from incomplete closure of leaflets of valves.
2. Ring abscesses with the possibility of perforation.
3. Suppurative pericarditis. Suppurative pericarditis is a rare life-threatening disease, difficult to treat.

B) Embolic Complications.
Vegetations may break loose, and give rise to emboli in brain, spleen, kidneys, and heart itself (in left side infective endocarditis) and to lungs ( in right side infective endocarditis.)

C) Renal Complications:
   1. Embolic infarcts
   2. Focal and diffuse glomerulonephritis
   3. Multiple abscesses.

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