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Bacterial Endocarditis
Signs and Symptoms

Bacterial endocarditis is most likely to occur in patients who have the following conditions:

Patients who have successful surgical repair of these heart conditions can greatly reduce their risk of developing bacterial endocarditis.

A common sign of bacterial endocarditis is prolonged fever for two to three days in patients with congenital heart disease, particularly after a dental, intestinal or urinary tract procedure.

Symptoms also may include:

  • Poor appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Rash
  • Weight loss

Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.

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Heart & Vascular Center

Cardiology Clinic at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Suite C-244
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885-3666
Fax: (415) 885-3676
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Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528
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Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-8687
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