valvulitis


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valvulitis

 [val″vu-li´tis]
inflammation of a valve, especially of a valve of the heart.

val·vu·li·tis

(val'vyū-lī'tis),
Inflammation of a valve, especially a heart valve.
[Mod. L. valvula, valve, + G. -itis, inflammation]

valvulitis

/val·vu·li·tis/ (val-vu-li´tis) inflammation of a valve, especially of a heart valve.

valvulitis

(văl′vyə-lī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of a valve, especially a cardiac valve.

valvulitis

[val′vyəlī′tis]
an inflammation of a valve, especially a cardiac valve. Inflammatory changes in the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves of the heart are caused most commonly by rheumatic fever and less frequently by bacterial endocarditis and syphilis. Infected valves degenerate, or their cusps become stiff and calcified, resulting in stenosis and obstructed blood flow.

val·vu·li·tis

(val'vyū-lī'tis)
Inflammation of a valve, especially a heart valve.
[Mod. L. valvula, valve, + G. -itis, inflammation]

valvulitis

Inflammation of a VALVE, especially a heart valve.

valvulitis

inflammation of a valve, especially of a valve of the heart.
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Subclinic valvulitis in children with acute rheumatic fever.
Lesiones arteriales de la enfermedad de Kawasaki Estadio Duracion I 0-9 dias II 12-25 dias III 28-31 dias IV Mas de 40 dias Estadio Enfermedades asociadas I Perivasculitis en las arterias de pequeno calibre Pericarditis Miocarditis Inflamacion del sistema de conduccion atrioventricular Endocarditis Valvulitis II Panvasculitis caracteristica de los vasos de mediano calibre Formacion de aneurismas Trombosis de las arterias musculares Miocarditis Pericarditis Endocarditis con valvulitis III Proliferacion mio-intimal en las coronarias y en otras arterias de mediano calibre.
Our patient was firstly diagnosed as HSP vasculitis and 3 days after, a cardiac murmur of acute valvulitis and migratory arthritis developed.
A short paragraph was included about the two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography in evaluation of carditis, however the conclusion was that "at present there is insufficient information to allow the use of echocardiography, including Doppler, to document valvular regurgitation without accompanying auscultatory findings as the sole criterion for valvulitis in Acute Rheumatic fever".
Delay in manifestations of ARF following infection and the presence of infiltrates of T-helper lymphocytes and macrophages in acute rheumatic valvulitis and B cells in Aschoff body suggest an important role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of this disease.