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Case Report

. 2012; 3(4): 326-328

Vascular purpura revealing a severe dilated cardiomyopathy with left ventricular apical thrombus

Aurélien Seemann1, Nicolas De Prost, Marie-Thérèse Paoletti, Emilie Sbidian, Christian Brun-Buisson, Laurence Valeyrie-Allanore.

We present a case of vascular purpura revealing an intra-cardiac left-sided thrombus complicating an end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy. Vascular purpura main etiologies encompass the wide spectrum of vasculitides and microvascularocclusion syndromes. Among them, cardiac embolism represents an unusual but potentially severe etiology.

Key words: Cardiogenic shock, cardiomyopathy, dilated, leukocytoclastic, purpura, vasculitis

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