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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 796437, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/796437
Case Report

Brucellosis Presenting with Pericarditis: Case Report and Literature Review

1Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
2Hospital Universitário de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil
3Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Received 19 December 2012; Accepted 10 January 2013

Academic Editors: D. L. Palazzi, A. C. Sena, and T. Shibata

Copyright © 2013 Fábio Lopes Pedro et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Pericarditis is a rare manifestation during the course of brucellosis. This paper describes a case of pericarditis associated with brucellosis in a 31-year-old veterinary physician with a past medical history of testicular tumor and reviews the cases of pericarditis associated with brucellosis in medical English literature.