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Medical image of the week: septic emboli

Keywords: septic emboli , endocarditis , bacterial endocarditis , splinter hemorrhage , sugungal hemorrhage

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A 34 year old woman was admitted for a vasculitis workup after presenting with painful fingers, chest pain, and diffuse joint pain. Her blood cultures grew Staphyloccccus aureus and she was diagnosed with mitral and aortic valve endocarditis. She had widespread joint involvement as well as a thoracic epidural abscess.

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