Taylan Önder1, Anıl Akça1, Sevil Alkan1, Safiye Bilge Güçlü Kayta1, Ebru Doğan2, Alper Şener3

1Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale, Türkiye
2Department of Clinic of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Bayburt State Hospital, Bayburt, Türkiye
3Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Izmir Katip Çelebi University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Türkiye

Keywords: Brucellosis, endocarditis, pacemaker-related endocarditis.


Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease that can progress with organ involvement, relapses, and treatment failures and can mimic many diseases. Determination of organ involvement is very important for appropriate treatment planning and prevention of recurrence. Endocarditis is the most common cardiovascular complication. Mortality in brucellosis is mostly attributed to endocarditis. Cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED)-related infections are the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in CIED implantations. CIED-related endocarditis (lead or valvular vegetations, or both) develops in approximately 10% to 23% of these cases. In this case report, we present a 73-year-old male patient with CIED-related endocarditis due to Brucella spp. which is very rare in the literature.

Cite this article as: Önder T, Akça A, Alkan S, Güçlü Kayta SB, Doğan E, Şener A. Cardiovascular implantable electronic device-related endocarditis: A rare cause of chronic brucellosis. D J Med Sci 2023;9(2):63-67. doi: 10.5606/fng. btd.2023.48.

Author Contributions

All authors contributed equally to the article.

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The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/ or publication of this article.

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