Bacterial Endocarditis (Endocarditis) - High Yeild Topics For USMLE, 10 Points You Should Know
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    Bacterial Endocarditis (Endocarditis) - High Yeild Topics For USMLE, 10 Points You Should Know

    Bacterial endocarditis (Endocarditis) - High Yeild Topics For USMLE, 10 Points You Should Know
    is a localized infection of the endocardium
    characterized by vegetations involving the valve leaflets or walls.
    It can also be classified as acute (ABE) or subacute (SBE).
    Infection of healthy valves by high-virulence organisms
    Produces metastatic foci
    Usually fatal if not treated within 6 weeks
    Most common organism is S. aureus (MCQ)
    Seeding of previously damaged valves (rheumatic heart disease, con-
    genital valve defects: mitral valve prolapse)
    caused by low-virulence organisms
    Does not produce metastatic foci
    Most common organism is Streptococcus viridans (MCQ)
    Mitral valve is most often affected(MCQ)
    Read more at news4medico dot com/endocarditis/
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