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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The microbiology may also reflect that of patients with nosocomial or acute endocarditis rather than community acquired infection.
One-third of subjects had acute endocarditis and the remainder had subacute IE.

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