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Indian J Med Microbiol. 2006 Oct;24(4):286-8.

Infective endocarditis due to brucella.

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Department of Microbiology, JN Medical College, Belgaum--590010, Karnataka, India.


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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