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Endocarditis

Endocarditis

(Science: pathology) exudative and proliferative inflammatory alterations of the endocardium, characterised by the presence of vegetations on the surface of the endocardium or in the endocardium itself and most commonly involving a heart valve, but sometimes affecting the inner lining of the cardiac chambers or the endocardium elsewhere. It may occur as a primary disorder or as a complication of or in association with another disease.


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