Simultaneous Brucella breast and pacemaker infection

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Abstract

Infection with Brucella spp. is endemic to the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean basin. Brucellosis can mimic infectious and non-infectious febrile illnesses and therefore it can pose a diagnostic challenge. A wide range of deep-seated infections have been ascribed to brucellosis including breast abscesses and infections of prosthetic endovascular devices. The latter are usually rare but difficult to treat short of excision of the infected device. Here, we present the case of a middle-aged Lebanese woman who presented with simultaneous breast abscesses and a pacemaker infection due to brucellosis. To our knowledge, a similar manifestation has not been reported in the literature.

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Ibrahim, D., Dabbous, H., Abi Aad, Y., Araj, G. F., & Rizk, N. A. (2019). Simultaneous Brucella breast and pacemaker infection. IDCases, 15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00485

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