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A 37-year-old female presents to the emergency room with a fever...

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asked May 1, 2014 in Medicine by Rajesh Bahara

A 37-year-old female presents to the emergency room with a fever. Chest x-ray shows multiple patchy infiltrates in both lungs. Echocardiography and blood cultures suggest a diagnosis of acute bacterial endocarditis limited to the tricuspid valve. Which of the following is the most probable etiology? 


A. Congenital heart disease 
B. Illicit drug use 
C. Rheumatic fever 
D. Rheumatoid arthritis 
E. Systemic lupus erythematosus 

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B. Illicit drug use
answered May 1, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara

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