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J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Jun;50(6):2173-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00573-12. Epub 2012 Apr 11.

Fatal case of brucellosis misdiagnosed in early stages of Brucella suis infection in a 46-year-old patient with Marfan syndrome.

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University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.

Abstract

We report a fatal case of Brucella suis endocarditis initially misdiagnosed by automated identification systems as Ochrobactrum anthropi infection in a patient with a history of Marfan syndrome and recreational feral swine hunting. This report emphasizes the need to consider brucellosis as a part of the differential diagnosis of acute febrile illness, particularly in patients with known risk of exposure.

PMID:
22495564
PMCID:
PMC3372168
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.00573-12
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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