European Journal of Rheumatology
Case Report

Small vessel multi-organ vasculitis and marantic endocarditis complicating rheumatoid arthritis

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Department of Renal Medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation, Salford, UK

Eur J Rheumatol 2019; 6: 223-225
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2019.18065
Read: 174 Downloads: 85 Published: 16 October 2019

Marantic endocarditis is an extremely rare extra-articular complication of rheumatoid arthritis. To date, documented cases typically occurred in the absence of other systemic features of disease activity. We report a rare and exceptional example of marantic endocarditis secondary to fulminant systemic rheumatoid vasculitis with multi-organ disease. Findings from this case and literature review suggest that marantic endocarditis associated with rheumatoid vasculitis displays a tendency to affect the mitral valve with high risk of embolization.

 

Cite this article as: Morris A, Pal P, O’Riordan E, Poulikakos D. Small vessel multi-organ vasculitis and marantic endocarditis complicating rheumatoid arthritis. Eur J Rheumatol 2019; 6(4): 223-5.

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