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 complication is more frequent in patients with fungal disease than in those with bacterial disease as fungal valvular vegetations are more friable than bacterial vegetations. [sup][10] In high-risk patients with septic-type fever, acute ischemic limb, and heart murmur, we should always be alert to investigate the presence of vegetations from the heart valves.
There was no evidence of bacterial vegetations. The morphological features were typical of RN as seen in other sites in the body.