Clinical presentation of infective endocarditis.

  title={Clinical presentation of infective endocarditis.},
  author={Michael H. Crawford and David T. Durack},
  journal={Cardiology clinics},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={159-66, v}
Despite the decline in rheumatic heart disease worldwide and the use of antibiotic prophylaxis, there is no evidence that the incidence of infective endocarditis is decreasing. In fact, some data suggest it may be increasing. The classical fever of unknown origin presentation represents a minority of infective endocarditis cases today; thus, clinicians need… CONTINUE READING