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, cilt.25, ss.19-22, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/ipc.0000000000000416
  • Dergi Adı: INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.19-22

Özet

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.