Brucella endocarditis with repeated mitral valve replacement


Kalaycioglu S., Imren Y., Erer D., Zor H., Arman D.

JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, vol.20, no.2, pp.189-192, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.0886-0440.2005.200428.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-192

Abstract

Brucella endocarditis, although a rare complication of brucellosis, is a life threatening and often under-diagnosed complication. Despite its high mortality rate with combined medical and surgical treatment, has a low occurrence rate in cases of brucellosis. Here we describe a patient who underwent mitral valve replacement for 3 times due to underdiagnosis of Brucella endocarditis. If a valve replacement fails because of an unknown reason, the doubt of a Brucella infection should be kept in mind for accurate treatment of such patients.