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[cardio- + -itis] Inflammation of the layers of the heart. It usually involves two of the following: pericardium, myocardium, or endocardium.
Carditis or pericarditis that may occur in infections with enteroviruses of the Coxsackie groups, and also with echovirus groups.
The acute onset of atrioventricular conduction block, often in association with myocarditis, in a patient with Lyme disease. It is treated with antibiotics. Temporary cardiac pacing is occasionally required.
Inflammation of cardiac tissue as a result of acute rheumatic fever. Mitral insufficiency is a prominent feature, and aortic insufficiency is sometimes present as well.
carditis is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Carditis." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745237/1/carditis.
Carditis. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745237/1/carditis. Accessed September 18, 2020.
Carditis. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (23rd edition). F.A. Davis Company. Retrieved September 18, 2020, from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745237/1/carditis
Carditis [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2020 September 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745237/1/carditis.
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