Tuberculous valvular endocarditis with brain abscesses a case report and literature review
Arslan, Birsen Yiğit
Omaygenç, Mehmet Onur
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CitationArslan, F., Ceylan, B., Yiğit Arslan, B., Omaygenç, M. O., Ertan, G. ve Mert, A. (2017). Tuberculous valvular endocarditis with brain abscesses a case report and literature review. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 25(1), 19-22. https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/IPC.0000000000000416
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.