oa Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases - A rare case of Brucella abortus endocarditis in South Africa : case report
|Article Title||A rare case of Brucella abortus endocarditis in South Africa : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases|
|Affiliations||1 National Health Laboratory Services, 2 National Health Laboratory Services, 3 National Health Laboratory Services and 4 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||64 - 66|
Brucella endocarditis is a rare condition which occurs as a focal complication of chronic brucellosis. We report a case of Brucella abortus endocarditisin 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.
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