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Carrillo-Esper R, Carrillo-Córdova JR, Carrillo-Córdova LD, Carrillo-Córdova CA
Endocarditis de Libman-Sacks
Gac Med Mex 2010; 146 (1)

Language: Español
References: 13
Page: 67-69
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In 1924, Libman and Sacks described valvular lesions in patients with lupus erythematosus. Libman-Sacks valvular lesions are sterile fibrinous vegetations that preferentially develop at the left-sided heart valves. Reports of their prevalence range from 53 to 74%. Libman-Sacks endocarditis is associated with disease activity and antiphospholipid antibodies titer. Echocardiography is a useful tool for documenting valvular involvement and dysfunction as well as disease progression. Transesophageal echocardiography is superior to transthoracic echocardiography in detecting Libman-Sacks endocarditis. This report describes the echocardiographic image of Libman-Sacks endocarditis in a patient with active lupus erithematosus.

Key words: Libman-Sacks endocarditis, lupus erythematosus, echocardiograph.


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