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Signs & Symptoms Heart & Vascular

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

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.