oa Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases - A rare case of endocarditis in South Africa : case report

Volume 30, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2312-0053



Brucella endocarditis is a rare condition which occurs as a focal complication of chronic brucellosis. We report a case of 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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