Endocarditis: a case series with review on atypical presentations of infective endocarditis


  • Danish E. Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
  • K. G. Sajeeth Kumar Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
  • Shilpa M. Manuel Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
  • Prashanth Paulose Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India




Infective endocarditis, Anterior mitral leaflet, Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis, Right sided infective endocarditis, Trans-oesophageal echo, Left sided infective endocarditis


Infective endocarditis is a well-known clinical entity. However, despite improved diagnostic techniques and advances in treatment options, clinical heterogeneity of infective endocarditis sometimes prevents rapid recognition, correct diagnosis and timely treatment which are very essential to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with this disease. We herein present a case series of seven patients who presented to Government Medical College, Kozhikode during the period 2018-2022 with atypical presentations of infective endocarditis.


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