Brucellosis

Common Name(s)

Brucellosis

Brucellosis is a disease caused by the bacteria Brucella that mainly infects farm animals. Most people contract this disease when eating or drinking unpasteurized milk, cheese, or ice cream that came from infected animals. Infection may also occur if people come into direct contact with an infected animal’s internal tissues, blood, urine, or bodily fluids. Symptoms of brucellosis include flu-like symptoms of fever, chills, sweats, headaches, muscle aches, joint pains, back pain, and physical weakness. Longer lasting symptoms are recurrent fevers, joint pains, and fatigue. Brucellosis is most commonly found in countries and areas of the world outside of the United States, particularly in countries near the Mediterranean, including Portugal, Spain, Southern France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and North Africa. Brucellosis can be treated by taking antibiotics.

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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 589 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Renal manifestations of human brucellosis: First report of minimal change disease.
 

Author(s): Nikolaos Sabanis, Eleni Gavriilaki, Eleni Paschou, Eleni Tsotsiou, Asterios Kalaitzoglou, Christos Kavlakoudis, Sotirios Vasileiou

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 May;27(3):590-4.

 

Human brucellosis is considered a great example of the complexity of clinical manifestations possibly affecting multiple organs or systems. Renal manifestations of human brucellosis have been documented in few case reports and one case series. Herein, we present a case of Nephrotic ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

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[A case of brucellosis and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever coinfection in an endemic area].
 

Author(s): Faruk Karakeçili, Aytekin Çıkman, Hicran Akın, Barış Gülhan, Adalet Özçiçek

Journal: Mikrobiyol Bul. 2016 Apr;50(2):322-7.

 

Brucellosis, a zoonotic disease which is especially seen in developing countries is still an important public health problem worldwide. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is another zoonotic disease that transmits to humans by infected tick bites as well as exposure to blood or ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2016

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A Primary Investigation on Serum CTX-II Changes in Patients Infected with Brucellosis in Qinghai Plateau, China.
 

Author(s): Zhi Jun Zhao, Qiang Li, Xin Zhou, Li Ma, Li Qing Xu, Pei Zhen Yang, Xian Ya Meng, Hui Zhen Yu, Xiao Qing Xu, Jian Ying Cao

Journal: Biomed. Environ. Sci.. 2016 Mar;29(3):229-32.

 

Brucellosis is one of the most widespread zoonotic diseases, with the most frequent complication being osteoarticular changes. The aim of this study was to assess the changes of C-terminal telopeptide of type II collagen (CTX-II) in patients infected with brucellosis. A total of 84 ...

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2016

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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 49 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pathogenesis and immunobiology of brucellosis: review of Brucella-host interactions.
 

Author(s): Paul de Figueiredo, Thomas A Ficht, Allison Rice-Ficht, Carlos A Rossetti, L Garry Adams

Journal: Am. J. Pathol.. 2015 Jun;185(6):1505-17.

 

This review of Brucella-host interactions and immunobiology discusses recent discoveries as the basis for pathogenesis-informed rationales to prevent or treat brucellosis. Brucella spp., as animal pathogens, cause human brucellosis, a zoonosis that results in worldwide economic losses, ...

Last Updated: 22 May 2015

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Polymerase chain reaction-based assays for the diagnosis of human brucellosis.
 

Author(s): Ying Wang, Zhanli Wang, Yaxian Zhang, Liyun Bai, Yue Zhao, Chunfang Liu, An Ma, Hui Yu

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Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is an in vitro technique for the nucleic acid amplification, which is commonly used to diagnose infectious diseases. The use of PCR for pathogens detection, genotyping and quantification has some advantages, such as high sensitivity, high specificity, ...

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2014

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Brucellosis as an emerging threat in developing economies: lessons from Nigeria.
 

Author(s): Marie J Ducrotoy, Wilson J Bertu, Reuben A Ocholi, Amahyel M Gusi, Ward Bryssinckx, Sue Welburn, Ignacio Moriyón

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Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, has a large proportion of the world's poor livestock keepers, and is a hotspot for neglected zoonoses. A review of the 127 accessible publications on brucellosis in Nigeria reveals only scant and fragmented evidence on its spatial and ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2014

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Familial Mediterranean Fever and Related Disorders: Genetics and Disease Characteristics
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

 

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2016

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Pharmacokinetics of Understudied Drugs Administered to Children Per Standard of Care
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Infection; Hypertension; Pain; Reflux; Edema; Hyperlipidemia; Hypotension; Hypercholesterolemia; Sedation; Anxiolysis; Benzodiazepine Withdrawal; Bipolar Disorder; Autistic Disorder; Schizophrenia; Influenza Treatment or Prophylaxis; Acute Decompensated Heart Failure; Stable Angina; Life-threatening Fungal Infections; Nosocomial Pneumonia; Community Acquired Pneumonia; Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis; Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Uncomplicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis; Complicated Urinary Tract Infections; Acute Pyelonephritis; Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections; Inhalational Anthrax (Post-Exposure); Infantile Hemangioma; Withdrawal; Inflammation; Bacterial Septicemia; Cytomegalovirus Retinitis; Herpes Simplex Virus; Adenovirus; Brain Swelling; Airway Swelling; Adrenal Insufficiency; Anxiety; Nausea; Vomiting; Convulsions; Muscle Spasms; Seizures; Epilepsy; Bartonellosis; Brucellosis; Cholera; Plague; Psittacosis; Q Fever; Relapsing Fever; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; Trachoma; Tularemia; Typhus Fever; Bronchospasm; Cardiac Arrest; Hypersensitivity Reaction; Cyanide Poisoning; Acute Bacterial Sinusitis; Bacterial Meningitis; Sepsis; Gastroparesis; Opioid Addiction; Migraines; Headaches

 

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