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Brucella myocarditis: a rare and life-threatening cardiac complication of brucellosis.
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PMID:  22504247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This case report represents the difficulties in diagnosing brucellosis, which is an enigma with unusual cardiovascular complications. A 32-year-old Caucasian man with acute chest pain was examined at Sfax Hedi Chaker's Hospital. He had a night fever, although his cardiac examination was normal. Further laboratory analyses showed an elevated C-reactive protein of 20.8 mg/dL and troponine I of 1.469 IU/L. A cardiac MRI using delayed enhancement was then performed. The T2-weighted short-axis showed a subepicardial delaying enhancement of infero-lateral and the basal walls of the left ventricle. Accordingly, a diagnosis of Brucella-related myocarditis was made.
Authors:
Leila Abid; Zied Frikha; S Kallel; Zayeni Chokri; Benyaakoub Ismahen; Bahloul Amin; Rania Hammami; Dorra Abid; Malek Akrout; Mourad Hentati; Samir Kammoun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  901-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiology Department, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Tunisia.
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