Complicated Infective Endocarditis: A Case Series

Joo Seop Kim; Min-Kyung Kang; A. Jin Cho; Yu Bin Seo; Kun Il Kim


J Med Case Reports. 2017;11(128) 

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IE is associated with cardiac, neurologic, renal, musculoskeletal, and systemic complications related to the infection (embolization, metastatic infection, and MA). Predisposing factors include the infecting pathogen, duration of illness, prior therapy, and underlying comorbidities. Complications can occur before, during, and after completion of therapy. IE caused by S. aureus is associated with complications more frequently. Because the mortality rate increases with complications, aggressive antibiotic therapy combined with surgery and other specific treatments for complications is necessary.