ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
SURGICAL THERAPY OF BRUCELLA ENDOCARDITIS
H. Berat CİHAN, Öner GÜLCAN, Rıza TÜRKÖZ
İnönü Üniversitesi Turgut Özal Tıp Merkezi, Göğüs Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, MALATYA
We report a case of brucella endocarditis on a native aortic valve causing aortic regurgitation. The diagnosis was proven by positive blood cultures and isolation of Brucella melitensis from excised valve. The patient was succesfully treated with valve replacement and specific antibiotic therapy.
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