Antiphospholipid syndrome associated with non-infective mitral valve endocarditis: a case report

Authors

  • Dragan Stevanović Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital “Prim.dr Abdulah Nakaš”,Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Denis Mačkić Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital “Prim.dr Abdulah Nakaš”,Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Elvira Džambasović Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital “Prim.dr Abdulah Nakaš”,Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Amir Čehajić Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital “Prim.dr Abdulah Nakaš”,Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Faruk Čustović Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital “Prim.dr Abdulah Nakaš”,Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Nijaz Tucaković Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital “Prim.dr Abdulah Nakaš”,Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2014.149

Keywords:

antiphospholipid syndrome, antiphospholipid antibodies, endocarditis.

Abstract

We present a rare case of antiphospholipid syndrome associated with non-infectious thrombotic endocarditis of the mitral valve. The patient was admitted to hospital for examination because of skin lesions manifested through a discoid skin rash. During the hospitalization antiphospholipid syndrome was diagnosed along with ultrasound verification of vegetations on the mitral valve, including both leaflets, with moderate to severe mitral regurgitation. Adequate and opportunely introduced therapy led to regression of all symptoms, including endocarditis of the mitral valve on checkup ultrasound verifications, with a prevention of arterial and/or venous thrombosis in patient's future.

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Published

2014-04-15

How to Cite

Stevanović, D., Mačkić, D., Džambasović, E., Čehajić, A., Čustović, F., & Tucaković, N. (2014). Antiphospholipid syndrome associated with non-infective mitral valve endocarditis: a case report. Journal of Health Sciences, 4(1), 63-67. https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2014.149

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Case reports