A case of Brucella melitensis endocarditis successfully treated by a combination of surgical resection and antibiotics

Scand J Infect Dis. 1995;27(6):641-2. doi: 10.3109/00365549509047083.

Abstract

Endocarditis is a rare complication of brucellosis, often fatal, and the treatment is controversial. We present a case of Brucella melitensis endocarditis successfully treated by a combination of surgical resection and antibiotics.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Brucella melitensis / isolation & purification*
  • Brucellosis* / diagnosis
  • Brucellosis* / drug therapy
  • Brucellosis* / surgery
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial* / diagnosis
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial* / drug therapy
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Serologic Tests

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents