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Culture-negative endocarditis

Culture-negative endocarditis

Overview

Endocarditis is an infection and inflammation of the valves in the heart. When the infection cannot be cultured and linked to any causative organism from the bloodstream, it is referred to as culture-negative endocarditis.

Update Date 4/27/2010