Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis in a Male Homosexual With Kaposi's Sarcoma

Ibrahim Garcia, Victor Fainstein, Adan Rios, Mario Luna, Peter Mansell, James Reuben, Evan M Hersh

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Abstract

Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE), or marantic endocarditis, was found at autopsy in a young male homosexual with Kaposi's sarcoma. Vegetations were seen in the mitral and aortic valves. Embolic phenomena and cytomegalovirus infection were noted in the brain, spleen, liver, lung, gastrointestinal tract, and bone marrow. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of NBTE in a young immunosuppressed homosexual man with Kaposi's sarcoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1243-1244
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume143
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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