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Endocarditis MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Endocarditis
Tree Number(s)
C14.280.282
Unique ID
D004696
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004696
Annotation
rheumatic endocarditis: index under RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE (IM) + ENDOCARDITIS (IM)
Scope Note
Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart (ENDOCARDIUM), the continuous membrane lining the four chambers and HEART VALVES. It is often caused by microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and rickettsiae. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage heart valves and become life-threatening.
Entry Term(s)
Infective Endocarditis
NLM Classification #
WG 285
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Endocarditis Preferred
Infective Endocarditis Narrower
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