Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Risk Factors procedures Symptoms Evaluation Treatment questions for doctor specialist Home Care pain and fever Prevention Complications Underlying Cause Types Anatomy

Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis Evaluation

An evaluation of bacterial endocarditis begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with bacterial endocarditis may include:

Test are required to confirm the diagnosis of bacterial endocarditis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate bacterial endocarditis include:

Continue to Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis Treatment

Last Updated: Dec 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis References
  1. Bayer AS, Bolger AF, Taubert KA: Diagnosis and Management of Infective Endocarditis and Its Complications. Circulation 1998; 98: 2936-48. [9860802]
  2. Calza L, Manfredi R, Chiodo F. Infective endocarditis: a review of the best treatment options. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2004 Sep;5(9):1899-916. [15330728]
  3. Tak T, Dhawan S, Reynolds C, Shukla SK. Current diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2003 Dec;1(4):639-54. [15482161]
  4. Wilson WR, Karchmer AW, Dajani AS: Antibiotic treatment of adults with infective endocarditis due to streptococci, enterococci, staphylococci, and HACEK microorganisms. American Heart Association. JAMA 1995 Dec 6; 274(21): 1706-13. [7474277]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.