subacute bacterial endocarditis

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Noun1.subacute bacterial endocarditis - a chronic bacterial infection of the endocardium and heart valves; symptoms develop slowly
endocarditis - inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves
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Exceptions to this rule are patients who are clinically stable enough for antibiotic therapy to be delayed, and conditions such as pyrexia of unknown origin or suspected subacute bacterial endocarditis, where culturing of organisms is usually required before antibiotics can be initiated.
Also, the patient responded to the immunosupression rather than deteriorating which would have been the case if the patient had underlying subacute bacterial endocarditis and sepsis.
Also, they didn't recognize and treat the signs and symptoms of subacute bacterial endocarditis.