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Unformatted text preview: Minor criteria are: 1. Predisposition: heart condition, valvular abnormality or IVDU 2. Clinical symptoms unexplained fever and other constitutional symptoms 3. Vascular and/or embolic phenomena 4. Immunologic phenomena (glomerulonephritis, Oslers nodes, Roth spots) 5. Microbiologic evidence not meeting major criteria 6. Echocardiographic evidence not meeting major criteria A definite case of IE has 1. Pathologic evidence o Microorganisms by culture or histology from a vegetation or embolus o Vegetation or intracardiac abscess confirmed by histology OR 2. Clinical criteria o 2 major criteria o 1 major and 3 minor criteria o 5 minor criteria Do NOT memorize this definition of definite IE, but be aware of the Duke Classification Criteria and the components involved in establishing a diagnosis, i.e., clinical events, microbiology, pathology and echocardiography....
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course BSC BSC1086 taught by Professor Joystewart during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10