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 endocarditis

Subacute 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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Wu et al., "Culture-negative subacute bacterial endocarditis masquerades as granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's granulomatosis) involving both the kidney and lung," BMC Nephrology, vol.
Laporte et al., "The presence of cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (C-ANCA) in the course of subacute bacterial endocarditis with glomerular involvement, coincidence or association?" Clinical Nephrology, vol.
Although splinter hemorrhages in subacute bacterial endocarditis have been described as proximally located, (21) there are no sufficient data to confirm this--mainly because splinter lesions migrate distally as the nail grows.
Patients with MVP and documented absence of mitral regurgitation or valvular thickening likely do not need antibiotic prophylaxis against subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE).