What are vegetations in endocarditis?

What are vegetations in endocarditis?

For bacterial endocarditis, it is a combination of thrombus with bacteria and leucocytes. Instead of bacteria there will be fungi in fungal endocarditis. These “clots” attached to valves are known as vegetations and can be detected by echocardiography. The vegetations can embolise and lodge in other locations where they can cause mycotic aneurysms and abscesses.