How is infective endocarditis (IE) categorized?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Endocarditis has evolved into several variations, keeping it near the top of the list of diseases that must not be misdiagnosed or overlooked. Endocarditis can be broken down into the following categories:

  • Native valve endocarditis (NVE), acute and subacute

  • Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE), [11] early and late

  • Intravenous drug abuse (IVDA) endocarditis

Other terms commonly used to classify types of IE include pacemaker IE and nosocomial IE (NIE).


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