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Endocarditis por Brucella abortus: Reporte del primer caso en C.R

Keywords: brucelosis, endocarditis, costa rica, brucellosis, endocarditis, costa rica.

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the case of a 36-year-old patient from a rural area is presented. he came with an 8 month history of fever, myalgias, arthralgias, weight loss and lower back pain; who also had an aortic insufficiency murmur detected. the diagnosis of aortic valve endocarditis was made by echocardiography, and had 4 positive blood cultures for brucella abortus biotype 3, and negative serologic test for brucellosis. he was started on antibiotics and later on underwent aortic valve replacement, with a late coronary cardioembolism as a complication.

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