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- Feb 09 2017
What is Subacute bacterial endocarditis ?
Subacute bacterial endocarditis can be considered a form of type III hypersensitivity which is caused by a type of streptococci bacteria that normally reside in the mouth. Enterococci that cause urinary tract infections and certain staphylococci could also be causative agents. Symptoms include:
• Excessive sweat
Subacute bacterial endocarditis develops due to malformed stenotic valves. When these valves come in contact with bacteremia, they get infected through adhesion and subsequent colonization of the area. This results in an inflammatory response, with the recruitment of matrix metalloproteinases, and destruction of collagen.
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