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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 286-288

Infective endocarditis due to brucella


Department of Microbiology, JN Medical College, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka, India

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S Purwar
Department of Microbiology, JN Medical College, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.29389

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One of the complications of brucellosis is infective endocarditis, which carries a high mortality rate if undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. We report a case of Brucella infective endocarditis, which was diagnosed serologically and by polymerase chain reaction. After Brucella specific treatment, patient showed dramatic improvement clinically, as evident by echocardiogram findings and other investigations.






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