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  • endocarditis
  • The concept of prenatal infection as an important cause of such cardiac anomalies was introduced by Kreysig, 1 and the etiologic relationship of "fetal endocarditis" to this endocardial thickening was not seriously questioned until a review by Pototschnig 2 suggested that the fibroelastic tissue overgrowth was a noninflammatory process. (annals.org)