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Bacterial Endocarditis

Louis R. Caplan

in Stroke

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Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199739141
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322978 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739141.003.025

Series: What Do I Do Now

Bacterial Endocarditis

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Bacterial and fungal vegetations on cardiac valves and cardiac endothelium can be the source for systemic (e.g., splenic or renal) as well as cerebral emboli and infarction. Anticoagulation is usually not indicated in endocarditis complicated by stroke. Treatment is with antimicrobials.

Chapter.  1225 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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