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 597 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Brucella melitensis VirB12 recombinant protein is a potential marker for serodiagnosis of human brucellosis.
 

Author(s): Shiva Mirkalantari, Amir-Hassan Zarnani, Mahboobeh Nazari, Gholam Reza Irajian, Nour Amirmozafari

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The numerous drawbacks of current serological tests for diagnosis of brucellosis which mainly results from cross reactivity with LPS from other gram-negative bacteria have generated an increasing interest to find more specific non-LPS antigens. Previous studies had indicated that ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2017

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Neonatal brucellosis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Abdul Rahman M Alnemri, Adnan Hadid, Shaik Asfaq Hussain, Ali M Somily, Badr H Sobaih, Abdulkarim Alrabiaah, Awad Alanazi, Zahid Shakoor, Sarah AlSubaie, Naema Meriki, Abdelmageed M Kambal

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Although brucellosis is not uncommon in Saudi Arabia, neonatal brucellosis has been infrequently reported. In this case of neonatal brucellosis, Brucella abortus was isolated by blood culture from both the mother and the neonate. Serology was positive only in the mother.

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2017

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Intestinal brucellosis associated with celiac artery and superior mesenteric artery stenosis and with ileum mucosa and submucosa thickening: A case report.
 

Author(s): Miaoqian Wang, Qingli Zhu, Qian Yang, Wenbo Li, Xinning Wang, Wei Liu, Baotong Zhou, Zhenghong Li, Hong Yang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(2):e5893.

 

Brucellosis is a multisystem infection found worldwide that has a broad range of characteristics, which range from acute fever and hepatomegaly to chronic infections that most commonly affect the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, or skeletal system. Gastrointestinal and ...

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2017

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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 46 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Brucellosis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current challenges for management, diagnosis and control.
 

Author(s): M Ducrotoy, W J Bertu, G Matope, S Cadmus, R Conde-Álvarez, A M Gusi, S Welburn, R Ocholi, J M Blasco, I Moriyón

Journal: Acta Trop.. 2017 Jan;165():179-193.

 

Brucellosis is a highly contagious zoonosis caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella and affecting domestic and wild mammals. In this paper, the bacteriological and serological evidence of brucellosis in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and its epidemiological characteristics are discussed. ...

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2015

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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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Familial Mediterranean Fever and Related Disorders: Genetics and Disease Characteristics
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

 

Last Updated: 20 May 2017

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Last Updated: 19 May 2016

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