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Endocarditis: Quiz


Question 1: Endocarditis is characterized by a prototypic lesion, the vegetation, which is a mass of platelets, ________, microcolonies of microorganisms, and scant inflammatory cells.

Question 2: The simplest classification is based on etiology: either infective or non-infective, depending on whether a ________ is the source of the inflammation.

Question 3: If they have been damaged (from ________, for example) the risk of bacteria attachment is increased.
Rheumatic feverMyocarditisSubacute bacterial endocarditisTuberculous pericarditis

Question 4: Since the valves of the heart do not receive any dedicated blood supply, defensive immune mechanisms (such as ________) cannot directly reach the valves via the bloodstream.
Eosinophil granulocytePhagocyteNeutrophil granulocyteWhite blood cell

Question 5: Endocarditis is an inflammation of the inner layer of the ________, the endocardium.
Circulatory systemHeartLymphatic systemTorso

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