Histopathologically confirmed infective endocarditis with no
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The relative risk of infective endocarditis (IE) is as high as 16.9 in hemodialysis (HD) patients compared with the general population, as valve calcification caused by abnormal calcium–phosphorus metabolism induces valve abnormalities, vascular access is available, and immune function is compromised due to renal failure. The mortality rate for IE among HD patients is relatively high: approximately 30 % within 30 days of hospitalization in patients with poor prognosis. Here, we report a case in which vegetations were not observed during the preoperative diagnosis, but where a definitive diagnosis of IE was made histopathologically...

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