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Comments, Opinions, and Brief Case Reports
August 13/27, 2001

Pacemaker Infection Due to Brucella melitensis: A Case Report

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(15):1910-1911. doi:

Brucellosis is a zoonosis, and virtually all infections derive directly or indirectly from exposure to infected animals.1 Because the consumption of unpasteurized dairy products is widespread in Turkey, it is still an endemic disease there.2 Systemic brucellosis is by far the most frequent clinical form encountered, but unusual focal multiorganic involvements such as meningitis, spondylitis, endocarditis, arthritis, uveitis, mammary abscess, sacroiliitis, prostatitis, and orchitis have been mentioned in the literature.37

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