A rare case of Brucella abortus endocarditis in South Africa

Mahomed, S.; Mahabeer, Y.; Bisetty, P.; Mlisana, K.
April 2015
Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases;2015, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p64
Academic Journal
Case Study
Brucella endocarditis is a rare condition which occurs as a focal complication of chronic brucellosis. We report a case of Brucella abortus endocarditis in a 21 year old male with a prosthetic aortic heart valve. Due to the high mortality of Brucella endocarditis, it is essential for clinicians to maintain a high index of suspicion in patients at risk for brucellosis who present with infective endocarditis.


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