infectious endocarditis


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Related to infectious endocarditis: bacterial endocarditis, native valve endocarditis

infectious endocarditis

[in′fek·shəs ‚en·dō‚kär′dīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the endocardium due to an infectious microorganism.
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Because infectious endocarditis was suspected, treatment with intravenous antimicrobial drugs (amoxicillin, 200 mg/kg/day for 6 weeks and gentamicin, 160 mg/day for 2 weeks) was initiated.
She was hospitalized 2 months before acquiring infectious endocarditis for pneumonia and fever caused by M.
Infectious endocarditis, one of several types of life-threatening infections caused by S.
We cultured blood from 111 patients admitted to the Government General Hospital, Chennai, India, from August 2005 through December 2006, with a diagnosis of infectious endocarditis according to the Duke criteria (5).
One of the more commonly reported human infections with these organisms is infectious endocarditis.
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