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June 1983

Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis in a Male Homosexual With Kaposi's Sarcoma

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Developmental Therapeutics (Drs Garcia and Fainstein), Clinical Immunology (Drs Rios, Reuben, and Hersh), Pathology (Dr Luna), and Cancer Prevention (Dr Mansell), M. D. Anderson Hospital, Houston.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(6):1243-1244. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350060175027

• Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE), or marantic endocarditis, was found at autopsy in a young male homosexual with Kaposi's sarcoma. Vegetations were seen in the mitral and aortic valves. Embolic phenomena and cytomegalovirus infection were noted in the brain, spleen, liver, lung, gastrointestinal tract, and bone marrow. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of NBTE in a young immunosuppressed homosexual man with Kaposi's sarcoma.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1243-1244)