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Double valve replacement for lupus valvulitis: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15227191     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hemodynamically significant lupus valvulitis, requiring valve replacement, is rare: 21 cases have been reported so far in the literature, and only 2 of these have involved double valve replacement. We describe an additional case of double valve replacement in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. The histopathologic and clinical features of this case suggest that valvular involvement resulted from both acute and chronic disease processes. Medical success in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus, especially that achieved through prolonged or high-dose steroid therapy, may cause chronic valvular disease to become a more common surgical problem. A review of the literature supports this contention.
Authors:
V A Ferraris; V C Hawksley; M Rabinowitz; C M Coyne; T J Sullivan; M S Sprague
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-30     Completed Date:  2005-05-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-60     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
The Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, California 94129-6700, USA.
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