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Subacute bacterial endocarditis in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis.
  1. R A Hoppmann,
  2. C M Wise,
  3. V R Challa,
  4. J E Peacock
  1. Department of Medicine, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, NC.

    Abstract

    A 57 year old white man with aortic insufficiency and previously undiagnosed ankylosing spondylitis, who developed subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE), is described. Emergency aortic valve replacement was necessary, and the aortic valve pathology showed diffusely fibrosed and thickened valve leaflets with bacterial vegetations. This is the first recorded case of SBE in ankylosing spondylitis.

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