TITLE

A rare case of Brucella abortus endocarditis in South Africa

AUTHOR(S)
Mahomed, S.; Mahabeer, Y.; Bisetty, P.; Mlisana, K.
PUB. DATE
April 2015
SOURCE
Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases;2015, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
110022172

 

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