Brucellar pericarditis: a report of four cases and review of the literature


KAYA S., Eskazan A. E., ELALDI N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.17, no.6, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Background: Brucellosis, a disease endemic in many countries including Turkey, is a systemic infectious disease. Cardiovascular complications are not frequent, and endocarditis is the main cardiac manifestation of brucellosis. Pericarditis in the absence of concomitant endocarditis is extremely rare.