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en·do·car·di·tis

 (ĕn′dō-kär-dī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the endocardium.


en′do·car·dit′ic (-dĭt′ĭk) adj.

endocarditis

(ˌɛndəʊkɑːˈdaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the endocardium
endocarditic adj

en•do•car•di•tis

(ˌɛn doʊ kɑrˈdaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of the endocardium.
[1830–40]
en`do•car•dit′ic (-ˈdɪt ɪk) adj.

endocarditis

an inflamed condition of the endocardium, the membrane that lines heart chambers.
See also: Heart

endocarditis

Inflammation of the endocardium (inner heart lining) often resulting from infection by bacteria.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endocarditis - inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves
carditis - inflammation of the heart
subacute bacterial endocarditis - a chronic bacterial infection of the endocardium and heart valves; symptoms develop slowly
Translations

en·do·car·di·tis

n. endocarditis, infl. aguda o crónica del endocardio;
acute bacterial ______ aguda bacteriana;
bacterial ______ bacteriana;
chronic ______ crónica;
constrictive ______ constrictiva;
infectious ______ infecciosa;
malignant ______ maligna;
mucomembranous ______ mucomembranosa;
rheumatic ______ reumática;
subacute bacterial ______ subaguda bacteriana;
tuberculous ______ tuberculosa;
valvular ______ valvular;
vegetative ______ vegetativa.

endocarditis

n endocarditis f; infectious — endocarditis infecciosa
References in periodicals archive ?
nov., a possible pathogen in patients with culture-negative endocarditis. J Clin Microbiol.
henselae results in culture-negative endocarditis, an illness that can be difficult to diagnose and a challenge to treat effectively and in a timely manner.
Previous reports have indicated that blood culture-negative endocarditis is not common, and few studies have reported the correlation between blood culture-negative IE and neurological complications.
Blood culture-negative endocarditis is a term used to describe definite or probable endocarditis where three or more aerobic and anaerobic blood cultures collected over 48 hours do not yield growth despite prolonged incubation.
Update on blood culture-negative endocarditis; Med Mal Infect 2014; 30; 1-8.
Serological investigations for the common causes of culture-negative endocarditis were performed (Table 1).
Only 5.2% and 18.7% cases of culture-negative endocarditis were reported by two studies.1018 The reason for this high culture-negative ratio is mainly due to irrational use of antibiotics in developing countries.
Different antibiotic protocols were administered for culture-negative endocarditis for 2 months, but fever persisted.
Due to their slow growth, these bacteria should be included in the differential diagnosis of culture-negative endocarditis. Identification is needed for diagnosis and generally requires prolonged incubation of blood cultures (typically several weeks).
Blood culture-negative endocarditis in a reference center: etiologic diagnosis of 348 cases.
Of the 159 subjects, 86 (54%) were classified as having culture-negative endocarditis and 73 (46%) as having culture-positive endocarditis.
Overall, 22 of the patients had been diagnosed with bacteremia only, 8 had culture-positive infective endocarditis, and 1 had culture-negative endocarditis. In 24 cases, the patients had received prior antibiotic therapy for their infections, including vancomycin in 18 patients and linezolid in 4, but they required a change because of limited success of the initial therapy or intolerable adverse effects.

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