septic embolus


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septic embolus

[′sep·tik ′em·bə·ləs]
(medicine)
An embolus formed by bacteria.
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We present a case of IE of a native aortic valve that subsequently dislodged a septic embolus and caused an occlusion of the artery of Adamkiewicz, leading to ASA syndrome.