Marantic Endocarditis Associated with COVID-19: A Rare Case Report of a Potentially Deadly Disease
KeywordsMarantic endocarditis, non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis, COVID-19, hypercoagulable state, COVID-19 associated coagulopathy
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.
Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 3 (view)