Marantic Endocarditis Associated with COVID-19: A Rare Case Report of a Potentially Deadly Disease
European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has overwhelmed healthcare globally with millions of cases and over 2 million deaths worldwide. The hypercoagulable state associated with COVID-19 is a well-recognized complication that carries a poor prognosis. Marantic endocarditis, or non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE), is caused by a sterile vegetation on the cardiac valves resulting from the deposition of fibrin and platelet aggregates. It is highly associated with the hypercoagulable and acquired inflammatory states. Herein, we report a unique and rare case of COVID-19 presenting with NBTE.
Learning points: COVID-19 has caused a major global pandemic, with high morbidity and mortality.One of the complications of COVID-19 infection is a hypercoagulable state.To the best of our knowledge, we present only the second case of marantic endocarditis in a patient with COVID-19, in the hope of raising awareness among physicians of this potential rare association.
Chan, K., Joseph, O., Ahmed, E., Kommidi, A., Suleiman, A., Szabela, M. E., & Slim, J. (2021). Marantic Endocarditis Associated with COVID-19: A Rare Case Report of a Potentially Deadly Disease. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 8 (3), 002409-002409. https://doi.org/10.12890/2021_002409