Remember the post a few weeks back about the guy who came in with a “spider bite”? Turns out he did indeed have infective endocarditis as I suspected when I first saw him. he had his aortic valve replaced, which became abcessed, he abcessed his spleen which had to be removed and he developed kidney failure, possibly due to the antibiotics used to treat him. The bug was staph aureus, sensitive to everything, thankfully.