Aortic Valve Endocarditis. A Rare Presentation of Brucellosis

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Hamid Hosinikhah 1 , * , Aliashghar Moinipoor 1 , **

1 Iran

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How to Cite: Hosinikhah H , Moinipoor A . Aortic Valve Endocarditis. A Rare Presentation of Brucellosis, Multidiscip Cardio Annal. 2012 ; 4(1):e8768.

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Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Annals: 4 (1); e8768
Published Online: March 18, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: September 12, 2016
Accepted: March 08, 2012

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Abstract

Brucellosis is an extremely important disease around the world, especially in developing
countries. Its clinical manifestations and severity vary with the patient population
studied and the species of Brucella involved. Endocarditis is a rare focal complication
of brucellosis but the most common cause of mortality.
We present a 35 year old man with brucellosis of Aortic valve with complete destruction
of valve. Diagnosis was confirmed with echocardiography and surgery was done
with excision of infected valve and aortic valve replacement was done.
Endocarditis was very uncommon presentation of brucellosis and aortic valve is the
most common site for infection. Treatment was surgical and antimicrobial therapy, and
mortality without treatment is very high

Keywords

brucellosis- cardiac infection- Aortic valve endocarditis-Aortic valve replacement

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