Libman-Sacks Endocarditis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 23, 2014
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Richard A Lange, MD, MBA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of Libman-Sacks endocarditis include the following:

  • Degenerative valvular disease
  • Fibroelastoma
  • Rheumatic valvular disease
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Lambl excrescences (normal variant) - These are filiform strands that originate at valve closure sites; they are thought to be normal variants, but some reports have proposed embolic potential [5]

Differential Diagnoses