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Aseptic Endocarditis in Behçet's Disease Presenting as Tricuspid Valve Stenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21860642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Aseptic endocarditis is an uncommon complication of Behçet's disease (BD). We describe a rare case of a 39-year-old female who had BD with aseptic endocarditis of the tricuspid valve (TV) presenting as tricuspid stenosis. She was diagnosed with BD four years ago. The mucocutaneous lesions were well-controlled with colchicine and short courses of corticosteroids. She remained free of signs and symptoms of BD for one year without any medication. Three months before admission, she gradually developed dyspnea on exertion and peripheral edema. Echocardiography revealed dilated right atrium and markedly thickened TV with severe stenosis. TV replacement was performed. Pathologic examination of the valve showed fibrinoid necrotic material and inflammatory cell infiltration. Blood cultures and cultures of the excised valve were negative for microorganisms.
Hyun Sang Lee; Won Suk Choi; Kyun Hee Kim; Jung Kyu Kang; Na Young Kim; Sun Hee Park; Youngwhi Park; Eon Jeong Nam; Dong Heon Yang; Hun Sik Park; Yongkeun Cho; Jong-Myung Lee; Shung-Chull Chae
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Korean circulation journal     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1738-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean Circ J     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-23     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247141     Medline TA:  Korean Circ J     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-401     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Internal Medicine, CHA University College of Medicine, Gumi CHA Hospital, Gumi, Korea.
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