Brucella Endocarditis with Splenic Abscess: A Report of the First Case Diagnosed in Korea

Sang Hyun Park; Young Sill Choi; Yu Jeong Choi; Soung Hoon Cho; Hee Jung Yoon
February 2009
Yonsei Medical Journal;2/28/2009, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p142
Academic Journal
Case Study
Human brucellosis has a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations, which includes endocarditis, a focal complication that is uncommon yet responsible for the majority of associated deaths. The most successful treatment outcomes of Brucella endocarditis have been reported with usage of both antimicrobial agents and surgery. However, there are few reports on the treatment of Brucella endocarditis using antibiotics only. We report the first case in Korea of Brucella endocarditis with aortic valve vegetations and an accompanying splenic abscess, which were treated successfully with antibiotic therapy alone.


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