A case of histopathologically confirmed infective endocarditis with no vegetations observed during preoperative diagnosis.

An 81-year-old woman on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) was admitted to the hospital with fever and repeated positive blood cultures for coagulase-negative staphylococci. The patient had a history of aortic valve replacement for aortic valve stenosis (AS). Although one major criterion and two minor criteria from the Duke criteria were met and therefore… CONTINUE READING