acute bacterial endocarditis

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acute bacterial endocarditis

[ə′kyüt bak′tir·ē·əl ‚en·dō‚kär′dīd·əs]
(medicine)
Fulminant, rapidly progressive endocarditis, usually associated with a significant systemic infection.
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One-third of subjects had acute endocarditis and the remainder had subacute IE.
3) Nosocomial endocarditis (after > 72 hrs in-hospital) 5 (3) Acute endocarditis 55 (34.
8) In the following case, a dog bite to the hand led to acute endocarditis due to Staphylococcus aureus in a previously healthy female patient.

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