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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 151-153

Libman-Sacks endocarditis masquerading as suspected rat-bite fever


Department of Cardiology, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Rohit Rai
Department of Cardiology, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_59_21

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Libman-Sacks endocarditis is usually associated with systemic lupus erythematosus and malignancies. It usually presents between ages 40 and 70 years. Our case was a seven year old child who was initially suspected and treated on lines of rat bite fever endocarditis based on history of rat bite but on further investigations patient was diagnosed with libman sacks endocarditis. High index of suspicion should be there for Libman-Sacks endocarditis for early diagnosis and treatment in cases with positive family history.


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