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  • heart
  • Headache, aphasia, and the stigmata of aortic valve endocarditis (diastolic heart murmur, anemia, and leukocytosis) were initial diagnostic features in this 37-year-old man. (annals.org)
  • cardiac
  • Löffler endocarditis is a form of restrictive cardiomyopathy, as a result of eosinophilic penetration of the cardiac myocytes leading to a fibrotic thickening of subendocardium of the heart. (massgeneral.org)
  • vegetations
  • Endocarditis is characterized by lesions, known as vegetations , which is a mass of platelets , fibrin , microcolonies of microorganisms, and scant inflammatory cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • HACEK
  • The treatment of choice for HACEK organisms in endocarditis is the third generation cephalosporin and β-Lactam antibiotic ceftriaxone. (wikipedia.org)
  • NBTE
  • Also unlike NBTE, Libman-Sacks endocarditis does not seem to have a preferred location of deposition and may form on the undersurfaces of the valves or even on the endocardium. (wikipedia.org)
  • eosinophilic
  • A large echogenic mass was seen adjacent to the mid to distal anterior ventricular wall that raised the possibility of a thrombus or infiltrative mass (Figure 1) and was suggestive of eosinophilic myocarditis or Löffler endocarditis. (massgeneral.org)
  • Eosinophilic states that may occur in association with Loeffler endocarditis include hypereosinophilic syndrome, eosinophilic leukemia, carcinoma, lymphoma, drug reactions or parasites, as reported in multiple case series. (wikipedia.org)
  • endocardium
  • Loeffler endocarditis is a form of restrictive cardiomyopathy which affects the endocardium and occurs with white blood cell proliferation, specifically of eosinophils. (wikipedia.org)
  • signs
  • At surgery however one often finds leaflet disruption, perforation and other telltale signs of healed endocarditis. (bmj.com)