Endocarditis, intravascular infections and pericarditis

Spelman, Denis, McDonald, Malcolm, and Collignon, Peter (2010) Endocarditis, intravascular infections and pericarditis. In: Yung, Allen, Spelman, Denis, Street, Alan, McCormack, Joe, Sorrell, Tania, and Johnson, Paul, (eds.) Infectious Diseases: a clinical approach. IP Communications, East Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, pp. 225-238.

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[Extract] Endocarditis is an inflammatory condition affecting the endocardium. Its characteristic feature is a 'vegetation' that starts as a platelet thrombus on one or more of the internal structures, usually a valve. In most cases it is caused by bacterial infection and accompanied by bacteraemia. Possible complications include valve destruction, perivalvular abscess and/or embolic phenomena. Untreated, the mortality approaches 100%.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-9804586-9-5
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 02:48
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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