Changing Pattern of Infective Endocarditis
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Forty five indoor patients of infective Endocarditis admitted during 1985-87 with mean age of 19 years are being reported. 37 patients (82%) had pre-existing rheumatic valualar lessions and 8 patients (18%) had underlying congenital heart disease. Two patients had prosthetic valve endocarditis while right-sided endocarditis was found in 8 cases (18%).
Fever, anaemia, clubbing splenomegaly and microscopic haematuria were the common features. Portal of entry could not be established in an case.
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