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Heart abscess in endocarditis. Close-up of an infected abscess in a heart affected by inflammation of the endocardium (endocarditis) caused by an infection. The endocardium is the innermost layer of tissue that lines the chambers of the heart. Endocarditis may be infective - caused by infection, or non-infective - from some other cause.
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