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Mesh term Endocarditis, Bacterial

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Bacterial Infections
Cardiovascular Infections
Endocarditis

Description

Inflammation of the ENDOCARDIUM caused by BACTERIA that entered the bloodstream. The strains of bacteria vary with predisposing factors, such as CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS; HEART VALVE DISEASES; HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS IMPLANTATION; or intravenous drug use.


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Endocarditis, Subacute Bacterial


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