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We report two cases of successful treatment of Brucella endocarditis. Both of them were treated with antibiotics and aortic valve replacement after Brucellosis was diagnosed. In one of these cases emergency operation was required. Our observations suggest that a combined surgical and medical treatment is the best option for the management of this disease. B. endocarditis should be operated after improvement of clinical status but emergency cardiac surgery may be required if heart failure develops.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.ijcard.2007.04.081

Type

Journal article

Journal

Int J Cardiol

Publication Date

04/07/2008

Volume

127

Pages

e83 - e85

Keywords

Aged, Brucella melitensis, Brucellosis, Endocarditis, Bacterial, Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation, Humans, Male