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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2015;88(1): 110-113.
瑜섎쭏떚뒪 愿젅뿼 솚옄뿉꽌 諛쒓껄맂 鍮꾧컧뿼 떖궡留됱뿼 1삁
諛곗꽦留, 쑀 鍮, 源二쇳쁽, 源誘쇨뎄, 븞쁺, 源슜湲, 씠李쎄렐
슱궛븰援 쓽怨쇰븰 꽌슱븘궛蹂묒썝 궡怨
Non-Infective Endocarditis in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Seong Man Bae, Bin Yoo, Ju Hyeon Kim, Min Gu Kim, Young Eun Ahn, Yong-Gil Kim, Chang-Keun Lee
Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Bin Yoo ,Tel: +82-2-3010-3282, Fax: +82-2-3010-6963, Email: byoo@amc.seoul.kr
Received: 2014. 7. 7;  Accepted: 2014. 8. 28.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Pericarditis and atherosclerotic events are generally regarded as relatively common cardiac manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, RA-associated endocarditis is rarely reported, and can be confused (by clinicians) with an infective vegetation. Herein, we report a case of sterile endocarditis involving the mitral valve in a 36 year-old patient with longstanding RA; the problem was accidentally detected during performance of a valve operation.
Keywords: Non-infective endocarditis; Rheumatoid arthritis
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