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Is disease which it produces the inflammation of endocardio, that is the internal wall of the cameras and valves of the heart, those that most frequently are affected by her.

By its characteristics they can be tipificar in: acute and subacute bacterial endocarditis and nonbacterial trombólica endocarditis.

By its characteristics and high indices of mortality, it must suitably be dealed with and multidiciplinaria form opportunely, with an equipment constituted by a infectólogo, microbiologist, cardiologist and a cardiovascular surgeon.

It affects mainly to people between the 45 and 50 years and with a slight predominance in the men.

It is generally of infectious origin and it is developed when the bacteria invade the sanguineous torrent, by some disease of the skin, dental procedure or surgery, in special with operations of the colon, urinary routes or of gynecological type.

Between the bacteria responsible for most of the cases, they are the estreptococos, enterococos and estafilococos.

Although any person can develop endocarditis, at the east present time problem is very frequent between the addict ones to drugs by intravenous route and in people with diseases of the cardiac valves, mainly those that have artificial valves or suffer certain congenital cardiac defects.

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