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Caspian J Intern Med 2017, 8(2): 116-118 Back to browse issues page
Brucella pericarditis: A forgotten cause of chest pain
Feridoun Sabzi, Reza Faraji *
Preventive Cardiovascular Research Centre Kermanshah, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran , r.faraji61@gmail.com
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Background: Brucellosis pericarditis is an extremely rare involvement of the cardiovascular system with Brucella species that has worldwide distribution and is endemic in many provinces of Iran.

Case presentation: The present report describes an exceptional case of pericardial involvement by Brucella melitensis in a 50- year-old woman. The patient presented with night sweats, mild fever, weight loss, and chest pain.

Conclusion: Pericarditis occurs during the course of brucellosis as an isolated cardiac symptom and may be   asymptomatic or may be manifested with chest pain as ischemic heart disease.

Keywords: chest pain, Brucella, cardiovascular system.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Cardiology
Received: 2015/07/1 | Accepted: 2016/05/21 | Published: 2017/02/21
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