Brucellar pericarditis: a report of four cases and review of the literature


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Kaya S., Eskazan A. E. , ELALDI N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.17, no.6, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijid.2013.01.001
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Abstract

Background: Brucellosis, a disease endemic in many countries including Turkey, is a systemic infectious disease. Cardiovascular complications are not frequent, and endocarditis is the main cardiac manifestation of brucellosis. Pericarditis in the absence of concomitant endocarditis is extremely rare.