Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Category: Bacterial Infections, Cardiac Infections
Dr. Mitsuya Katayama discusses a case of culture negative endocarditis. He speaks about diagnostic criteria, common pathogens, epidemiology, risk factors. Culture negative endocarditis can be associated with previous antibiotic use, fastidious bacteria, nonbacterial infection, autoimmune conditions, valvular surgery, malignancy, and underlying heart or valve disease. Dr. Katayama focuses on infectious causes of culture negative endocarditis, mainly C. burnetii and Bartonella species. He touches on fungal endocarditis and treatment strategies for different categories of patients.
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