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    A 50-year-old male with a history of a mucin-producing adenocarcinoma of the pancreas dies after a 6-month course complicated by wasting, bronchopneumonia, and stroke. What is the cause of death ??

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    Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis often accompanies terminal cancer. This may be a feature of
    Trousseau syndrome, a paraneoplastic syndrome with a hypercoagulable state. Although the vegetations are bland
    and nondestructive, they are friable and can easily break off and embolize.
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    Acute pancreatitis I guess..I didn't study the gastroenterology part yet

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    wrong

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    mucin producing tumor causes trosseaus syndrome and marantic endocarditis there is coagulation defect resulting into thrombosis of vessels

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