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glossary:bacterial_endocarditis

Bacterial Endocarditis:

A bacterial infection of the lining of the heart. The symptoms are a heart murmor, prolonged fever, bacteremia, enlarged spleen, and blood clot. Prompt treatment with antibiotics is imperative to prevent destruction of the valves and heart failure.

glossary/bacterial_endocarditis.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)