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A 34-year-old female with known mitral stenosis develops low-grade fevers and negative blood
cultures ..... what is the most likely explanation ? HACEK OR rheumatic fever
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Rheumatic fever.
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A 34-year-old female with known mitral stenosis develops low-grade fevers and negative blood
cultures ..... what is the most likely explanation ? HACEK OR rheumatic fever
In Both HACEK and Rheumatic fever we will see negative cultures and low grade fever. Although the reason is different in both.

The lady is a known case of MS, So this looks like IE. Ill go with HACEK.

In Rheumatic fever, we have myocarditis due Hypersensitivity reaction ( Post infectious) Which will lead to MS (RHD)

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Rheumatic fever. Has its squele which is MS
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