A Case of Brucellosis with a Rare Complication: Pericarditis

  • Gizem Zorlu Department of Internal Medicine, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya
  • Seyit Uyar Department of Internal Medicine, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya
  • Hakan Ozer Department of Internal Medicine, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya
  • Murat Esin Department of Cardiology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya
  • Selin Kir Department of Cardiology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya
  • Abdullah Tokuc Department of Internal Medicine, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya
  • Süleyman Dolu Department of Internal Medicine, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya
  • Feyzi Bostan Department of Internal Medicine, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya
  • Ayhan Hilmi Cekin Department of Gastroenterology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya

Keywords

Brucellosis, pericarditis, infection disease

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Abdullah Tokuc ,
Department of Internal Medicine, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Published: 2017-01-27

    Issue: Vol. 4 No. 1 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Zorlu G, Uyar S, Ozer H, Esin M, Kir S, Tokuc A, Dolu S, Bostan F, Cekin AH. A Case of Brucellosis with a Rare Complication: Pericarditis. EJCRIM 2017;4 doi:10.12890/2016_000471.