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Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection as a Risk Factor for Infective Endocarditis.

Curēus 2021 May 4
Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with relatively high morbidity and mortality and several risk factors have been identified in the past. Several predisposing factors for IE have been recognized in the literature, depending on the type of bacteria. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection causes coagulopathy-associated complications and damage to many organ systems due to the inflammatory response induced by this viral infection. COVID-19 emerged only about a year ago and there are many unknown post-COVID-19 complications at this time. Here, we present the case of Streptococcus mitis IE in a patient with no prior predisposing factors other than diagnosis with COVID-19 a month ago.

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