Gen-Min Lin1,2, Feng-Yee Chang2, Wen-Been Wang3
1Department of Medicine, Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital, Hualien, 2Department of Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, 3Department of Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital – SongShang Branch, Taiwan
|Libman-Sacks endocarditis is the most widely encountered aseptic endocarditis among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Due to the deformed cardiac valves, secondary infective endocarditis should be considered in lupus patients with acute refractory heart failure and fever of unknown origin. The case is reported of a woman with lupus and Libman-Sacks||endocarditis who had concurrent coagulase-negative Staphylococcus infective endocarditis that resulted in cerebral septic emboli and acute pulmonary edema. She underwent valve replacement surgery for acute heart failure, and gradually recovered with antibiotic treatment.
The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:236-238
|Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus Infective Endocarditis in a Lupus Patient with Libman-Sacks Endocarditis|
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