Brucella endocarditis: Case report and review of the literature


Kula S. , Erer D., Buyukates M., Tunaoglu F., Olgunturk R., Ozdogan M.

JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE, vol.10, no.4, pp.486-488, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.486-488

Abstract

Cardiac involvement in childhood brucellosis is rare and, when present, findings are usually seen in acute rheumatic fever with endocarditis. We report a successfully treated case of Brucella endocarditis in which the aortic valve was affected. Medical therapy did not cure this patient who, due to hemodynamic deterioration, required valve replacement. This case report suggests that successful management of Brucella endocarditis requires a combination of medical and early surgical therapy.