Cutaneous Manifestations of Infective Endocarditis

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17987/icfj.v21i0.713

Keywords:

endocarditis, valvular heart disease, cutaneous manifestations.

Abstract

Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, infective endocarditis still shows considerable morbidity and mortality rates. The dermatological examination in patients with suspected infective endocarditis may prove very useful, as it might reveal suggestive abnormalities of this disease, such as Osler’s nodes and Janeway lesions.

We report a case of a women with infective endocarditis and the typical cutaneous manifestations.

Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, infective endocarditis still shows considerable morbidity and mortality rates. The dermatological examination in patients with suspected infective endocarditis may prove very useful, as it might reveal suggestive abnormalities of this disease, such as Osler’s nodes and Janeway lesions.

We report a case of a women with infective endocarditis and the typical cutaneous manifestations.

References

David R. Murdoch, MD, MSc, G. Ralph Corey, MD, Bruno Hoen, MD, José M. Miró, MD, PhD, Vance G. Fowler, Jr., MD, MHS, Arnold S. Bayer, MD, Adolf W. Karchmer, MD, Lars Olaison, MD, PhD, Paul A. Pappas, MS, Philippe Moreillon, MD, PhD, Stephen T. Chambers, MD, MSc, Vivian H. Chu, MD, MHS, Vicenç Falcó, MD, David J. Holland, MB, ChB, PhD, Philip Jones, MD, John L. Klein, MD, Nigel J. Raymond, MB, ChB, Kerry M. Read, MB, ChB, Marie Francoise Tripodi, MD, Riccardo Utili, MD, Andrew Wang, MD, Christopher W. Woods, MD, MPH, Christopher H. Cabell, MD, MHS, and The ICE Investigators. Clinical Presentation, Etiology and Outcome of Infective Endocarditis in the 21st Century: The International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study. Arch Intern Med. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2013 Apr 14.

Silverman ME, Upshaw CB., Jr Extracardiac manifestations of infective endocarditis and their historical descriptions. Am J Cardiol. 2007;100(12):1802–7.

Servy A, Valeyrie-Allanore L, Alla F, Lechiche C, Nazeyrollas P, Chidiac C, Hoen B, Chosidow O, Duval X. Association Pour l’Etude et la Prévention de l’Endocardite Infectieuse Study Group. Prognostic value of skin manifestations of infective endocarditis. JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(5):494–500.

Shewan LG, Coats AJS, Henein MY. Authors’ Responsibilities and Ethical Publishing. International Cardiovascular Forum Journal 2018;13:3-4, DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v13i0.525

Downloads

Additional Files

Published

2021-08-07

Issue

Section

Letters to the Editor