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Isolated tricuspid valve Libman-Sacks endocarditis and valvular stenosis: unusual manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus.
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PMID:  19836204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The most common valves involved in systemic lupus erythematosus are the mitral and aortic valves. Although isolated tricuspid valve involvement is quite rare, the authors report such a case. A 42-year-old woman presented with exertional dyspnea and was found to have a cardiac murmur. Echocardiography showed a stenotic tricuspid valve with vegetations on all 3 cusps. No other valvular vegetation could be detected. Concomitant tricuspid regurgitation was noted too. Blood culture results were negative. Clinical findings and serologic tests confirmed the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. The patient was successfully treated with prednisolone and hydroxychloroquine, and follow-up echocardiography showed the disappearance of the vegetations.
Ali Reza Moaref; Sasan Afifi; Sheema Rezaian; Gholam Reza Rezaian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-10-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-08     Completed Date:  2010-06-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341.e3-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2010 American Society of Echocardiography. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Medicine (Cardiology), Namazee Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / cerebrospinal fluid*,  complications*,  drug therapy,  etiology*,  ultrasonography*
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis / drug therapy,  etiology*,  ultrasonography*
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0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents

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