What Is Subacute Endocarditis?

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Q: What is subacute endocarditis? A: Subacute endocarditis is often caused by the viridans group of streptococci (Streptococcus sanguis, mutans, mitis or milleri) that normally live in the mouth and throat. Subacute endocarditis can also result from Streptococcus bovis or streptococcus equinus, typically in patients who have a gastrointestinal problem, such as diverticulitis or colon cancer. Subacute bacterial tends to affect abnormal heart valves, such as narrowed or leaky ones.   Keywords: subacute bacterial endocarditis; subacute endocarditis.  
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