Brucella Endocarditis Presenting With Findings Resembling Vasculitis
Fatih YILDIZ1, Ertuğrul BAYRAM2, Bayram KELLE3, Eren ERKEN1
1Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Romatoloji-İmmünoloji Bilim Dalı, Adana, Turkey
2Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Adana, Turkey
3Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Adana, Turkey
Keywords: Brucellosis, endocarditis, nephritis, pulmonary edema, vasculitis
Brucellosis is a zoonotic infection presenting with several systemic clinical symptoms. Cardiovascular involvement is observed in very rare of patients with brucellosis and the common involvement form is endocarditis. Heart failure is the prominent complication which may occur as a result of endocarditis. This type of infection may cause clinical symptoms including hematuria, proteinuria, and renal insufficiency. In this article, we report a patient with Brucella endocarditis resembling systemic vasculitis including hematuria, uremia, polyneuropathy, and epididymoorchitis findings.
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