|A.||direct bacterial invasion|
Common findings in infective endocarditis include petechiae, Roth’s spots, Osler’s nodes, Janeway lesions, splinter hemorrhages, stroke, and infarction of viscera, or extremities.
Many of the complications are thought to be embolic but may include vasculitis. Autopsy studies reveal that many systemic emboli go unrecognized. Brain, lung, coronary arteries, spleen, extremities, gut, and eyes are common locations for emboli.