bacterial endocarditis


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Related to bacterial endocarditis: subacute bacterial endocarditis

bac·te·ri·al en·do·car·di·tis

endocarditis caused by the direct invasion of bacteria and leading to deformity and destruction of the valve leaflets. Two types are acute bacterial endocarditis and subacute bacterial endocarditis.

bac·te·ri·al en·do·car·di·tis

(bak-tēr'ē-ăl en'dō-kahr-dī'tis)
Condition caused by the direct invasion of bacteria and leading to deformity and destruction of the valve leaflets. Two types are acute bacterial endocarditis and subacute bacterial endocarditis.

bacterial endocarditis

See INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS.

bac·te·ri·al en·do·car·di·tis

(bak-tēr'ē-ăl en'dō-kahr-dī'tis)
Condition caused by the direct invasion of bacteria and leading to deformity and destruction of the valve leaflets.
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RICHARD FEE, General Secretary of the Life and Mission Agency, will be returning to his office this month after he was diagnosed with bacterial endocarditis with pulmonary edema in April and had to undergo operations on his heart which he describes in a notice of thanks in this issue of the Record (page 14) as "awe-inspiring and amazingly dedicated medical care."
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