Tuberculous Valvular Endocarditis With Brain Abscesses A Case Report and Literature Review


Arslan F. , Ceylan B., Arslan B. Y. , Omaygenc M. O. , Ertan G., Mert A.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.25, no.1, pp.19-22, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ipc.0000000000000416
  • Title of Journal : INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-22

Abstract

Tuberculous endocarditis (TBE) is a rare clinical entity, usually encountered during the course of miliary tuberculosis. Brain abscess is a very rare complication of TBE. Here, we report a case of valvular TBE presenting with meningoencephalitis due to septic embolization. The literature on well-documented cases of valvular TBE was also reviewed. Early diagnosis, an appropriate treatment strategy, surgical intervention, and close follow-up may lead to favorable outcomes in TBE. Surgical intervention (valve replacement and repair) may be required in 70% of TBE cases.