What are symptoms of subacute native valve endocarditis (NVE)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The symptoms of early subacute native valve endocarditis (NVE) are usually subtle and nonspecific; they include the following:

  • Low-grade fever: Absent in 3-15% of patients

  • Anorexia

  • Weight loss

  • Influenza-like syndromes

  • Polymyalgia-like syndromes

  • Pleuritic pain

  • Syndromes similar to rheumatic fever, such as fever, dulled sensorium (as in typhoid), headaches

  • Abdominal symptoms, such as right upper quadrant pain, vomiting, postprandial distress, appendicitis-like symptoms

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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