subacute bacterial endocarditis
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sub·a·cute bac·te·ri·al en·do·car·di·tis (SBE),
endocarditis of less acuity than acute bacterial endocarditis.
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subacute bacterial endocarditisSubacute endocarditis Cardiology A chronic bacterial infection of the endocardium and heart valves eventually leading to valve destruction and deformity Prophylaxis Antibiotics to prevent SBE are recommended for Pts undergoing heart surgery (1) Prosthetic cardiac valve of all types; (2) Previous bacterial endocarditis; (3) Most congenital cardiac malformations; (4) Rheumatic and other acquired valvular dysfunction; (5) Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; (6) Mitral valve prolapse with valvular regurgitation; antibiotics are also recommended for (1) Dental procedures known to induce gingival bleeding–this includes cleaning; (2) Uretheral catheterization in a Pt with a UTI; (3) Incision/drainage of infected tissue–antibiotics are pathogen-targeted; (4) Vaginal delivery in the presence of infection
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sub·a·cute bac·te·ri·al en·do·car·di·tis(SBE) (sŭb'ă-kyūt' bak-tēr'ē-ăl en'dō-kahr-dī'tis)
Condition usually involving cardiac valves with congenital or acquired abnormalities and usually due to alpha-hemolytic streptococci.
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