Aortic and mitral insufficiency complicating fulminant systemic lupus erythematosus.

Abstract

The cardiac complications of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) include a multitude of valvular, myocardial, and pericardial abnormalities resulting from acute and chronic inflammation involving the endocardium, myocardium, and/or pericardium. A case of acute, severe, aortic, and mitral insufficiency occurring as discrete complications of consecutive flares of SLE in the same patient is described with particular emphasis on the clinical and gross pathologic findings. The cardiac complications of SLE, both from a pathologic and clinical standpoint, are reviewed in the context of the uniqueness of this case.

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@article{Benotti1984AorticAM, title={Aortic and mitral insufficiency complicating fulminant systemic lupus erythematosus.}, author={Joseph R Benotti and Lee R. Sataline and L J Sloss and Lawrence Harvey Cohn}, journal={Chest}, year={1984}, volume={86 1}, pages={140-3} }