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There is no specific care for splinter hemorrhages. Follow your health care provider's instructions for treating endocarditis.
Contact your health care provider if:
Note: Splinter hemorrhages usually appear late in endocarditis. Likely other symptoms will cause you to visit your health care provider before splinter hemorrhages appear.
Your doctor will examine you to determine the cause of the splinter hemorrhages. Your doctor may ask you the following medical history questions:
Physical examination may include special attention to the heart and blood circulation systems.
Laboratory studies may include:
In addition, your health care provider may order:
After seeing your health care provider:
You may want to add a diagnosis related to splinter hemorrhages to your personal medical record.
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