en·​do·​car·​di·​tis ˌen-dō-ˌkär-ˈdī-təs How to pronounce endocarditis (audio)
: inflammation of the lining of the heart and its valves

Examples of endocarditis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That captures most causes of endocarditis but not all. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, 8 Sep. 2023 Related: The addiction crisis is causing a spike in endocarditis cases. Rachel Wisniewski, STAT, 7 Sep. 2023 But humans in the room had considered endocarditis too, as had the patient’s original care team. Brittany Trang and Katie Palmer, STAT, 20 July 2023 Specifically, the agencies test for enterococcus, a bacteria that is a common cause of infections, including UTIs, bacteremia and infective endocarditis, according to the National Institutes of Health. Margaret Kates | Mkates@al.com, al, 21 June 2023 Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 31 Aug. 2021 In rare cases, salmonella infection can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 25 Apr. 2023 Infections Pate said that several infections and illnesses can also cause night sweats, including HIV, fungal infections, osteomyelitis (a bone infection), endocarditis (an infection of the heart’s inner lining), and tuberculosis (a bacterial disease of the lungs). Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 18 Apr. 2023 Rather, the study investigated Streptococcus pneumoniae, a bacteria that causes pneumonia and meningitis, and Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that causes sepsis, endocarditis and pneumonia, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of endocarditis was circa 1839

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“Endocarditis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endocarditis. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


en·​do·​car·​di·​tis ˌen-dō-ˌkär-ˈdīt-əs How to pronounce endocarditis (audio)
: inflammation of the lining of the heart and its valves

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