Mitral valve endocarditis caused by ulcerative colitis followed by septic embolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery.

Abstract

Acute endocarditis is a rare complication of ulcerative colitis. We report on a young woman, who initially presented with fever, elevated inflammatory markers, and symptoms of ulcerative pancolitis but without any cardiac co-morbidity. A few days after total colectomy, the patient complained of acute abdominal pain which led to the suspected diagnosis of… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ejechocard/jep074

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