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Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000393971.15598.0c
Feature: BACTERIAL INFECTIONS

Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis: making the diagnosis

Luttenberger, Kristen RN, MSN, CCRN, APN; DiNapoli, Mary RN, MSN, APN-c

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Abstract

The presentation of endocarditis varies from patient to patient, making it a difficult infection to diagnose correctly. While some patients will develop symptoms acutely over days, it may take weeks or months for symptoms to develop as in the case of subacute bacterial endocarditis.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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