WESLEY W. SPINK, M.D.; ARTHUR A. NELSON, M.D.
Bacterial endocarditis due to brucella organisms is an infrequent, but serious complication, that may occur in patients with brucellosis. A review of the literature indicates that many cases have been reported as brucella endocarditis without adequate anatomical or bacteriological proof. In a recent comprehensive review of the pathology of brucellosis due to brucella of bovine origin, Albertini and Lieberherr1 state that reports of brucella endocarditis are usually instances of brucellosis with a coincidental endocarditis present. This statement is well illustrated by the observations of Scott and Saphir.2 They studied a patient who had an aortic and mitral valvulitis of rheumatic
SPINK WW, NELSON AA. BRUCELLA ENDOCARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:721–728. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-4-721
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(4):721-728.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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