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Acute EndocarditisA term which is still widely used but now discouraged for fulminant endocarditis, which was presumed to be bacterial in origin, typically Staphylococcus aureus, and led to systemic infection within days to weeks. Given the uncertainties of the cause, short incubation endocarditis (< 6 weeks) and long incubation endocarditis (> 6 weeks) are preferred.
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