marantic endocarditis


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marantic endocarditis

[mə′ran·tik ‚en·dō‚kär′dīd·əs]
(medicine)
Nonbacterial thrombic endocarditis, usually associated with neoplasm or other debilitating disease.
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Differential diagnosis is made with marantic endocarditis, associated with neoplastic processes, for which advocates the fever and the antral gastric cancer, but where the echocardiographic image is typical with numerous tiny vegetations, with frequent embolic complications and severe prognostic (unlike our case); endocarditis in collagenoses, specific for the female gender, that also associates fever, tiredness, weight loss, but with no systemic complications and no biological features of colagenosis in our case.
Marantic endocarditis shows lesions located over the cusps and the patient usually has Hypercoagulable state like APLA syndrome.
4] The growth appearance of a PFE can mimic bacterial vegetations and marantic endocarditis, but microscopic evaluation will help in distinguishing between these entities.