Brucellosis in patients with heart disease: When should endocarditis be diagnosed

Moshe Y. Flugelman*, Eithan Galun, Eldad Ben-Chetrit, Joseph Caraco, Alan Rubinow

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Three patients, 2 with congenital valvular heart disease and 1 with a prosthetic aortic valve developed brucellosis. Brucella melilensis was isolated from blood of all 3 patients. The clinical and microbiological fetures suggested Brucella endocarditis and following successful antibiotic therapy, no surgery was required. The salient diagnostic features are discussed with emphasis on the management and prognosis of patients with Brucella endocarditis.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)313-317
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Brucella
  • Endocarditis


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