infectious endocarditis


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infectious endocarditis

[in′fek·shəs ‚en·dō‚kär′dīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the endocardium due to an infectious microorganism.
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It is classically associated with aggressive infectious endocarditis but has been identified as the causative agent in many infections, including vertebral osteomyelitis and PJI.
Besides, one patient who developed infectious endocarditis was observed with pulmonary infection (fungal infection); the patient discharged from the hospital after 2-month treatment in department of respiration.
Cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody positive pauci-immune glomerulonephritis associated with infectious endocarditis," Clinical Nephrology, vol.
The pathogenesis of spondylodiscitis associated to infectious endocarditis is a matter of debate, that relies on haematogenous dissemination of the infection agent or vertebral deposition of arterial emboli which may contain not only bacteria, but also immune complexes [5,9].
Symptoms of infectious endocarditis include fever and malaise," says Dr.
Objective: To evaluate infectious endocarditis evolution and lethality as well as complications and their influence on mortality.
Himself a victim of infectious endocarditis as a child, he writes movingly about his own illness and also describes the death of his mother from lung cancer.
Bacterial endocarditis secondary to infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae was the leading cause of infectious endocarditis prior to the antibiotic era, accounting for anywhere from 4% to 26% of all cases.
INH-A21, Inhibitex's lead antibody-based (IgG) product, reduced the incidence of infectious endocarditis by 60% compared to control.
infectious endocarditis, is challenging, especially for patients with preexisting valvular heart disease.
The doctor who performed the autopsy (a pathologist), and a pathologist who performed an independent medical examination (IMF) on Molly's behalf (both medical doctors whose opinions were admissible before the (JCC), testified that based on their experience, education, and training, and examination of the existing evidence, the cause of the decedent's death, within a reasonable degree of medical certainty, was infectious endocarditis caused by ankle infection.
In 1989, the patient had developed infectious endocarditis and undergone valve replacement surgery.
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