What Is Libman-Sacks Endocarditis?

Q:
What is Libman-Sacks endocarditis?

A:
Libman-Sacks endocarditis, characterized by Libman-Sacks vegetation, is common in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and is commonly complicated with embolic cerebrovascular disease.

Symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus include:

  • A history of rash
  • Arthritis (joint pain and swelling)
  • Sweating

 In addition, persons with Libman-Sacks endocarditis are usually asymptomatic, displaying symptoms including:

  • Cardiac failure
  • Cerebrovascular embolism
  • Systemic thromboembolism
  • Secondary infective endocarditis

 

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