Fatal endocarditis in Wegener's granulomatosis: mitral valve involvement and an intracardiac mass

Joint Bone Spine. 2005 Dec;72(6):585-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2005.04.001.


Reported here is a 39-year-old man with Wegener's granulomatosis who had died due to endocarditis during his follow up. The concomitance of these two pathologies is discussed in the light of the pertinent literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis / complications*
  • Heart Ventricles / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Ventricles / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mitral Valve* / diagnostic imaging
  • Mitral Valve* / microbiology
  • Ultrasonography