Brucella endocarditis along with leukocytoclastic vasculitis in a child: A case report

Malek, A. and Rakhshanizadeh, F. and Sasan, M. S. (2018) Brucella endocarditis along with leukocytoclastic vasculitis in a child: A case report. Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics, 9 (4).

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Brucella endocarditis occurs in less than 2 of patients with brucellosis, it is the most common reason of death among these patients. Considering the difficulty in the diagnosis of endocarditis and its dangerous side effects, knowledge and awareness about this disease seems to be necessary. This case report introduces an eight-year-old girl who has referred to the Emam Reza Hospital, Pediatric ward, Mashhad, Iran, with complaints of fever, body pain, and skin rash. In our investigations, Brucella endocarditis, along with leukocytoclastic vasculitis was determined. According to our best of knowledge, similar case of Brucella endocarditis and leukocytoclastic vasculitis, simultaneously, has not been reported in childhood. Copyright © 2018, Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Rakhshanizadeh, F.; Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brucellosis Endocarditis Leukocytoclastic vasculitis Pediatrics cotrimoxazole rifampicin antibiotic therapy arthralgia Article bacterial endocarditis blood culture case report child clinical article echocardiography erythema female fever human human tissue nonhuman papule purpura rash skin biopsy
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
WG Cardiovascular System
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 03:55
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 03:55

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