The Nonbacterial Thrombotic Vegetation

  • Lawrence R. Freedman
Part of the Current Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)


The normal endothelial surface is highly resistant to microbial infection, since bacteremia in normal man and animals rarely results in the establishment of intravascular infection. Rickettsial infection is probably the outstanding exception to this statement, since in these infections it would appear that normal endothelial cells are regularly colonized.(1) Vibrio fetus infection is often associated with a septic thrombophlebitis, but the pathogenesis of these lesions is not well understood.(2)


Immune Complex Infective Endocarditis Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura 
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  • Lawrence R. Freedman
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  1. 1.VA Wadsworth Medical CenterUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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