bacterial vegetations

bac·te·ri·al veg·e·ta·tions

lesions of bacterial endocarditis that form anywhere on the endocardium but preferentially on higher pressure and injured areas and particularly valves. They may also appear on arterial intima and in a patent ductus arteriosus and other areas of shunt inside and outside the heart.
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This diagnosis was later confirmed with positive blood cultures for Streptococcus bovis and bacterial vegetations on the anterior and posterior mitral valve leaflets.