Infective Endocarditis Observed With Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis.
Cryoglobulinemic vasculitis is most commonly observed in the setting of hepatitis C infection. However, many other etiologies have been identified as well. We herein report a case of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis in a 56-year-old male secondary to infective endocarditis. The patient presented with a five-week history of a painful, purpuric rash and was found to have positive blood cultures, elevated cryoglobulins, and vasculitis on histology. He recovered after treatment with intravenous antibiotics and steroids. Although rarely identified as a cause of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis, infective endocarditis must be considered on the differential diagnosis as a delay in treatment can worsen the prognosis for the patient.
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Liu, K., & Newman, A. (2020). Infective Endocarditis Observed With Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis. Cureus, 12(9), e10620. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.10620
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents, Fellows and Residents