CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Cardiovasc Dis Women WINCARS 2021; 06(04): 256-260
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1742212
Review Article

A Review of Brucella endocarditis

1   ASRAM Medical College, Department of Cardiology, ASRAMS, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Funding No sources of research supporter funding, equipment, and drugs.
This manuscript highlights the importance of zoonotic diseases and the need of high index of suspicion for the diagnosis of this latent infection.

Abstract

Brucella endocarditis is one of the rare, life-threatening complications of a multisystemic zoonotic disease, brucellosis. Careful history taking, clinical examinations, and detailed laboratory tests with special culture media in endemic zones help in diagnosis of this latent disease. No consensus on the exact management of this disease has reached till now. Hence, both medical management and surgical interventions in selective cases were the treatment of choice. This article provides a review of the earlier literature on Brucella endocarditis.



Publication History

Article published online:
15 February 2022

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