Endocarditis de Libman-Sacks e insuficiencia aórtica grave en un paciente con Libman-Sacks endocarditis is the most classic heart disorder associated with. Libman-Sacks endocarditis is characterized by sterile and verrucous lesions that predominantly affect the aortic and mitral valves. In most. Libman-Sacks endocarditis is a classic but rarely symptomatic manifestation of . Galve E, Ordi J, Candell J, Soler Soler J. Patología del corazón de origen.

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Occult systemic lupus erythematosus with active lupus nephritis presenting as Libman-Sacks endocarditis. The rest of physical examination was normal.

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Given the fever, leukocytosis and suspected cardioembolic phenomenon causing infarctions in the brain, there was concern for bacterial endocarditis. She now had bilateral internal jugular vein clots as well as cyanotic extremities.

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During the last days she had chest pain in the left hemithorax, which increased when she breathed deeply and improved relatively in anteversion. Finally, management of CAPS is complex because as there are numerous thrombotic events, the clinical presentation can be difficult to differentiate from that of disseminated intravascular coagulation, and the optimal treatment sacs is unknown.


Endocarditis infective endocarditis Subacute bacterial endocarditis non-infective endocarditis Libman—Sacks endocarditis Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis. Recently, association of Libman-Sacks endocarditis with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome APS has been made [ 2 ]. One year later, the patient remained free of cardiological symptoms; echocardiogram showed a mild residual mitral regurgitation similar to that at postsurgery discharge.

She was an occasional alcohol and marijuana user but libmman not use any other recreational drugs. Libman-Sacks endocarditis is a non-infectious valvular damage associated with autoimmune disorders such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome. It is governed by the peer review system and all original papers are subject to internal assessment and external reviews.

How to cite this article. After six months of follow up, antiphospholipid antibodies are still positive. Libman-Sacks endocarditis is often times diagnosed on autopsy as symptoms present later in the disease progression.

Libman–Sacks endocarditis

Anticoagulation, corticosteroids, plasmapheresis, and intravenous immunoglobulin IVIG are most commonly used in the management of these patients. The patient had cardiac murmur in the auscultation and the fever persisted, so an echocardiogram was performed that showed a bicuspid aortic valve with a vegetation s on the free edge of its 2 leaflets causing a severe insufficiency. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging, 30pp.

Given the suspicion of intraparenchymal pulmonary hemorrhage, high-resolution computerized tomography was requested that confirmed the diagnosis images showing bilateral masses with ground glass opacity. The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two receding years.


B Short-axis delayed gadolinium-enhanced sequence of the LV, showing an image of subepicardial enhancement at the level of the inferolateral segment suggestive of a vasculitic process arrow.

Lupus-Negative Libman-Sacks Endocarditis Complicated by Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome

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APS can occur as a primary disorder or secondary to an underlying disease such as SLE or other systemic autoimmune diseases. For some patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis PD lupic activity markers remain positive after having started treatment, with accompanying clinical symptoms, especially serositis or vasculitis.

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