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What causes endocarditis?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Infection

Bacteria are on #1 on the list, but fungus can do it too.
Humans don't get heart worms, thank goodness. Viruses cause other kinds of mischief in the heart.

In brief: Infection

Bacteria are on #1 on the list, but fungus can do it too.
Humans don't get heart worms, thank goodness. Viruses cause other kinds of mischief in the heart.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Bacteria + Fungi

A number of microorganisms can cause endocarditis, especially on the valves of the heart.
These occur more commonly on deformed valves. Iv drug use may cause endocarditis from injected organisms. Non-infectious endocarditis can occur from autoimmune disorders.

In brief: Bacteria + Fungi

A number of microorganisms can cause endocarditis, especially on the valves of the heart.
These occur more commonly on deformed valves. Iv drug use may cause endocarditis from injected organisms. Non-infectious endocarditis can occur from autoimmune disorders.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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