Pediatric Bacterial Endocarditis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 31, 2016
  • Author: Michael H Gewitz, MD; Chief Editor: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Using the modified Duke Criteria (see Workup), the diagnosis of endocarditis is based on pathologic or clinical findings. [8] Pathologic criteria for definite infectious endocarditis include microorganisms on cultures or histology in a vegetation or histologic confirmation of active disease in a vegetation or intracardiac abscess.

Differential Diagnoses