rheumatic endocarditis


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Related to rheumatic endocarditis: infective endocarditis

rheu·mat·ic en·do·car·di·tis

endocardial involvement as part of rheumatic heart disease, recognized clinically by valvular involvement; in the acute stage, there may be tiny fibrin vegetations along the lines of closure of the valve leaflets, with subsequent fibrous thickening and shortening of the leaflets.

rheumatic endocarditis

Etymology: Gk, rheuma, flux, endon, within, kardia, heart, itis, inflammation
inflammation of the endocardium in association with acute rheumatic fever.

rheu·mat·ic en·do·car·di·tis

(rū-mat'ik en'dō-kahr-dī'tis)
Endocardial involvement as part of rheumatic heart disease, recognized clinically by valvular involvement; in the acute stage, there may be tiny fibrin vegetations along the lines of closure of the valve leaflets, with subsequent fibrous thickening and shortening of the leaflets.

rheumatic endocarditis

Valvular inflammation and dysfunction (esp. mitral insufficiency) occurring during acute rheumatic fever.
See also: endocarditis