Libman-Sacks endocarditis, antiphospholipid antibodies and arterial thrombosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: case report.

Abstract:

:Case report of a 38-year-old female patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who presented an acute arterial thromboembolic event in the right lower limb. Investigation showed the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies and sterile vegetation in the mitral valve, Libman-Sacks endocarditis (LSE). Possible causes of thromboembolic events in SLE are discussed, with emphasis on current recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of LSE.

journal_name

Rev Bras Reumatol

authors

Marques RA,Freitas CS,Ceccon R,Pasotto SG

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2010-11-01 00:00:00

pages

716-9

issue

6

eissn

0482-5004

issn

1809-4570

pii

S0482-50042010000600010

journal_volume

50

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