nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis


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non·bac·te·ri·al throm·bot·ic en·do·car·di·tis

verrucous endocardial lesions occurring in the terminal stages of many chronic infectious and wasting diseases.

nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis

Abbreviation: NBTE
The presence on the heart valves of vegetations that are produced not by bacteria but by sterile collections of platelets in fibrin. NBTE is characteristically found in severe cases of systemic lupus erythematosus, tuberculosis, or malignancy. The vegetations of NBTE readily embolize, causing infarctions in other organs. Synonym: verrucous endocarditis
See also: endocarditis