malignant endocarditis

(redirected from septic endocarditis)

ma·lig·nant en·do·car·di·tis

acute bacterial endocarditis, usually secondary to suppuration elsewhere and running a fulminating course.
Synonym(s): septic endocarditis
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malignant endocarditis

1. An old term for endocarditis that is rapidly fatal.
2. Valvular vegetations composed of tumor cells.
See also: endocarditis
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