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|Title:||Marantic endocarditis presenting with multifocal neurological symptoms.|
|Authors:||Wong, S F;Seow, J;Profitis, K;Johns, J;Barnett, S;John, Thomas|
|Affiliation:||Joint Ludwig Austin Oncology Unit, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Citation:||Internal Medicine Journal; 43(2): 211-4|
|Abstract:||Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE), also known as marantic endocarditis, has been reported to occur in 0.3-9.3% of the adult population at autopsy. NBTE associated with malignancy is an underrecognised cause of thromboembolic disorders. The clinical spectrum encountered and investigation results can be non-specific, often mimicking other acute conditions such as infective endocarditis. We describe the case of a 34-year-old woman with non-localising and multifocal neurological symptoms, who was subsequently diagnosed with NBTE secondary to a resectable primary lung adenocarcinoma.|
|Internal ID Number:||23402487|
Nervous System Diseases.complications.diagnosis
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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