Brucella endocarditis caused by brucella melitensis

Akdag, Serkan; Akyol, Aytac; Simsek, Hakki; Şahin, Musa; Yaman, Mehmet
October 2013
Eastern Journal of Medicine;Oct-Dec2013, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p202
Academic Journal
Case Study
We present a rare case of brucella endocarditis, forming a vegetation on the mitral valve. The definitive diagnosis has been made with clinical suspicion, positive serology, the demonstration of the vegetation with the echocardiography and with the production from the multiple blood culture of brucella melitensis and from the excised valve. Our patient has been successfully treated with specific antibiotherapy and the surgery of replacement of mitral valve. Our aim in presenting the case is to remind the infective endocarditis which is due to this factor in the regions like our country which is endemic for brucellosis


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