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What kind of infection is infective endocarditis?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Usually bacterial

Infective endocarditis is usually bacterial infection of the heart valves, but fungi can also cause endocarditis.

In brief: Usually bacterial

Infective endocarditis is usually bacterial infection of the heart valves, but fungi can also cause endocarditis.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Endocarditis means inflammation of the lining of the heart, and can not only involve the valves, but the walls of the chambers, the septi between chambers, the outflow tracts and areas where defects cause disruption in blood flow patterns.
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