A Case of Brucellosis with a Rare Complication: Pericarditis
KeywordsBrucellosis, pericarditis, infection disease
Objectives: To describe brucellosis and its possible complications according to clinical, laboratory and radiological findings.
Methods: We describe a case of Brucella pericarditis visualized at transthoracic echocardiography with clinical manifestations.
Results: Clinical manifestations, imaging and laboratory findings provided the correct diagnosis of Brucella pericarditis. The patient recovered fully following doxycycline and rifampin therapy.
Conclusion: Brucellosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of disorders that affect the pericardium in endemic areas.
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