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Endocarditis

Endocarditis: Introduction

Endocarditis: Inflammatory alterations of the endocardium of ones heart. See detailed information below for a list of 68 causes of Endocarditis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Endocarditis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Endocarditis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Endocarditis

Home medical tests possibly related to Endocarditis:

Causes of Types of Endocarditis:

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Endocarditis: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Endocarditis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Endocarditis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Endocarditis may include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Prolonged course of antibiotics
  • Corticosteroids
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Flucytosine - mainly used to treat endocarditis caused by Candida or Cryptococcus
  • 5-fluorocytosine - mainly used to treat endocarditis caused by Candida or Cryptococcus
  • 5-FC - mainly used to treat endocarditis caused by Candida or Cryptococcus
  • Ancobon - mainly used to treat endocarditis caused by Candida or Cryptococcus
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Endocarditis

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Endocarditis: Animations

Endocarditis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Endocarditis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Endocarditis

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Endocarditis: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Endocarditis

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat....read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are various less dangerous...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff"...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even...read more »

Endocarditis: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Endocarditis

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Endocarditis: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Endocarditis: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Endocarditis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Endocarditis as a symptom include:

Definitions of Endocarditis:

Exudative and proliferative inflammatory alterations of the endocardium, characterized by the presence of vegetations on the surface of the endocardium or in the endocardium itself, and most commonly involving a heart valve, but sometimes affecting the inner lining of the cardiac chambers or the endocardium elsewhere. It may occur as a primary disorder or as a complication of or in association with another disease. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Exudative and proliferative inflammatory alterations of the endocardium, characterized by the presence of vegetations on the surface of the endocardium or in the endocardium itself, and most commonly involving a heart valve, but sometimes affecting the inner lining of the cardiac chambers or the endocardium elsewhere; may occur as a primary disorder or as a complication of or in association with another disease.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Endocarditis

The list below shows some of the causes of Endocarditis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Endocarditis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Endocarditis. Of the 68 causes of Endocarditis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 59 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Endocarditis:

The following list of conditions have 'Endocarditis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Endocarditis:

The following list of medical conditions have Endocarditis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Endocarditis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Endocarditis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Endocarditis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Endocarditis:

    Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Endocarditis:

    Pericarditis (84 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Cardiomyopathy (135 causes), Inflammation, Infective endocarditis, Septal vegetation, Heart valves, Endocardium

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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