non-bacterial endocarditis

non-bacterial endocarditis

Marantic endocarditis Endocarditis with 1-5 mm sterile vegetations on both faces of the valve leaflets composed of fibrin and clots with possible rupture of the papillary muscles, a condition clinically indistinguishable from infectious endocarditis characterized by petechiae, fever, murmurs and emboli Etiology Debilitating diseases–eg, terminal malignancy, protracted malnutrition, collagen vascular disease, chronic sepsis, renal failure
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