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Libman-Sacks Endocarditis

Description:

Libman-Sacks endocarditis is a form of nonbacterial endocarditis classically associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The valvular involvement typically starts with sterile vegetations but may progress, resulting in valvular dysfunction. Its pathogenesis appears to be correlated with the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies.

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