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Brucella endocarditis caused by brucella melitensis [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2013; 18(4): 202-203

Brucella endocarditis caused by brucella melitensis

Serkan Akdag1, Aytac Akyol1, Hakki Simsek2, Musa řahin2, Mehmet Yaman2
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We present a rare case of brucella endocarditis, forming a vegetation on the mitral valve. The definitive diagnosis has been made with clinical suspicion, positive serology, the demonstration of the vegetation with the echocardiography and with the production from the multiple blood culture of brucella melitensis and from the excised valve. Our patient has been successfully treated with specific antibiotherapy and the surgery of replacement of mitral valve. Our aim in presenting the case is to remind the infective endocarditis which is due to this factor in the regions like our country which is endemic for brucellosis

Keywords: Brucellosis, endocarditis


Serkan Akdag, Aytac Akyol, Hakki Simsek, Musa řahin, Mehmet Yaman. Brucella endocarditis caused by brucella melitensis. Eastern J Med. 2013; 18(4): 202-203


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