Funding: TJ is funded through a Victorian cancer agency fellowship.
Marantic endocarditis presenting with multifocal neurological symptoms
Article first published online: 12 FEB 2013
© 2013 The Authors; Internal Medicine Journal © 2013 Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Internal Medicine Journal
Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 211–214, February 2013
How to Cite
Wong, S. F., Seow, J., Profitis, K., Johns, J., Barnett, S. and John, T. (2013), Marantic endocarditis presenting with multifocal neurological symptoms. Internal Medicine Journal, 43: 211–214. doi: 10.1111/imj.12018
Conflict of interest: None.
- Issue published online: 12 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 12 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 5 JAN 2012
Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE), also known as marantic endocarditis, has been reported to occur in 0.3–9.3% of the adult population at autopsy. NBTE associated with malignancy is an underrecognised cause of thromboembolic disorders. The clinical spectrum encountered and investigation results can be non-specific, often mimicking other acute conditions such as infective endocarditis. We describe the case of a 34-year-old woman with non-localising and multifocal neurological symptoms, who was subsequently diagnosed with NBTE secondary to a resectable primary lung adenocarcinoma.