Behcet's disease is a systemic vasculitis of unknown aetiology with cardiac involvement as well as damage to other organs. Whether the sterile valvular inflammation which occurs in this autoimmune disease predisposes to bacterial adhesion and infective endocarditis is not yet established.
We present the case of a patient with Behcet disease in which transthoracic echocardiography showed mobile masses on the aortic, tricuspid, and mitral valves, leading to multivalvular infective endocarditis diagnosis, possibly in the context of valvular inflammation.
The case presented in this article confirms observation of other studies, namely that ultrasonography plays an important role in the diagnosis and evaluation of rheumatic diseases and permits optimal management in daily practice.
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Mustafa, Edme R.; Firulescu, Sineta C.; Parvanescu, Cristina D.; Chisalau, Beatrice A.; Tartea, Georgica C.; Efrem, Ion C.; Barbulescu, Andreea L.; Dinescu, Stefan C.; Ciurea, Paulina L.; Radu, Lucretiu; and Vreju, Ananu F.
"Triple valve infective endocarditis - a late diagnosis,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 5
, Article 22.
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