What Are the Symptoms of Subacute Endocarditis?

Q:
What are the symptoms of subacute endocarditis?

A:
Subacute bacterial endocarditis often causes non-specific symptoms that can persist for many weeks before a diagnosis is made.

 Symptoms of subacute endocarditis may include:

  • Low fever (less than 102.9 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Chills
  • Night sweat
  • Headache
  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Shortness of breath
  •  Pain in muscles and joints
  • A persistent tired feeling
  • Small and tender nodules on the fingers or toes
  • Tiny broken blood vessels on the whites of the eyes, the palate, the inner cheeks, the chest, or the fingers and toes

 Please call your doctor whenever you experience symptoms of subacute endocarditis, especially if you have a history of heart problems.

 

Keywords: subacute bacterial endocarditis symptoms; subacute endocarditis symptoms; subacute infective endocarditis.

 

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