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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Rahal, "Subacute and acute endocarditis due to Pseudomonas cepacia in heroin addicts," American Journal of Medicine, vol.
Since a significant number of patients had undergone recent interventions and the predominant isolated micro-organism was staphylococcus aureus the clinical outcomes may reflect those of patients presenting with acute endocarditis. Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis itself is associated with worse outcomes.
One-third of subjects had acute endocarditis and the remainder had subacute IE.

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