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Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis - Symptoms

There are numerous symptoms of infective endocarditis (IE) and these may differ based on the cause of the infection and whether the patient has underlying heart problems. The common symptoms of IE include:

  • Pain in the joints and muscles
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Night sweats 
  • Swelling in the legs, feet or abdomen 
  • Breathlessness 
  • Fatigue 
  • Heart murmurs 
  • Rapid heart rate 
  • Persistent cough

However, some patients might experience less common symptoms such as: 

  • Unexplained weight loss 
  • Tenderness near the left ribcage 
  • Flat spots that are red, purple or brown, on the palms or soles of the feet (Janeway lesions)
  • Painful bumps or patches of darkened skin on the tips of fingers or toes (Osler nodes)
  • Red, purple or brown spots on the skin, inside the mouth or the whites of the eyes

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