Behind Recurrent Thromboembolic Events

Guerreiro, Sara Lopes and Gouveia, Carolina and de Féria, Rita Mora and Lourenço, Ana and Grenho, Fátima (2016) Behind Recurrent Thromboembolic Events. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3 (6). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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We describe the case of a 68-year-old man, who presented with an ischemic stroke due to cardiac embolization related to mitral valve endocarditis. Blood cultures were always negative and post-operative valve histology did not show microorganisms. The patient also presented further recurrent peripheral embolic events. These clinical aspects were the first sign of a pancreas adenocarcinoma, which was only diagnosed in the clinical autopsy. In conclusion, these clinical findings of recurrent thromboembolic events with no microorganisms isolated suggests the diagnostic of a marantic endocarditis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marantic Endocarditis; Thromboembolism; Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 15:05
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 15:05

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