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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 434 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Fascioliasis and brucellosis in same patient].
 

Author(s): Özcan Deveci, Emel Aslan, Alicem Tekin, Türkan Toka Özer, Recep Tekin, Fatma Bozkurt, Mehmet Guli Çetinçakmak

Journal: Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2014 ;38(3):197-200.

 

Brucellosis is a zoonotic infectious disease that can affect many organs and systems and leads to very different clinical circumstances. Brucellosis is rare in association with various infectious agents. Fascioliasis is a zoonotic disease caused by Fasciola hepatica, popularly referred ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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Cervical spine brucellosis presenting as fever with neck stiffness and cervical compressive myelopathy: a case report.
 

Author(s): Anita Basavaraj, Rahul S Kulkarni

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(3):320-1.

 

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2014

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[Seroprevalance of brucellosis, listeriosis and toxoplasmosis in cattle in Adana province of Turkey].
 

Author(s): Sükran Yağcı Yücel, Mehmet Yaman, Cemal Kurt, Cahit Babür, Bekir Celebi, Selçuk Kılıç, Doğukan Ozen

Journal: Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2014 Jun;38(2):91-6.

 

This study was conducted to identify the seroprevalance of diseases which are zoonotic and responsible from abortion such as toxoplasmosis, listeriosis and brucellosis in Holstein crossbred cattle of different age and sex in Adana province, between 2008 April-September.

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2014

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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 42 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Splenic abscess due to brucellosis: a case report and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Mesut Yilmaz, Ferhat Arslan, Ozdil Başkan, Ali Mert

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2014 Mar;20():68-70.

 

Splenic abscess due to acute brucellosis is a rare event. We report a case of multiple splenic abscesses caused by Brucella melitensis in a 45-year-old woman and review the English language literature based on a PubMed/MEDLINE search of the last 50 years. The majority of the cases ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2014

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Deep vein thrombosis associated with acute brucellosis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Makram Koubaa, Makram Frigui, Yousra Cherif, Moez Jallouli, Neila Kaddour, Mounir Ben Jemaa, Zouheir Bahloul

Journal: Korean J. Intern. Med.. 2013 Sep;28(5):628-30.

 

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2013

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Brucellosis in low-income and middle-income countries.
 

Author(s): Matthew P Rubach, Jo E B Halliday, Sarah Cleaveland, John A Crump

Journal: Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis.. 2013 Oct;26(5):404-12.

 

Human brucellosis is a neglected, underrecognized infection of widespread geographic distribution. It causes acute febrile illness and a potentially debilitating chronic infection in humans, and livestock infection has substantial socioeconomic impact. This review describes new information ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2013

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Familial Mediterranean Fever and Related Disorders: Genetics and Disease Characteristics
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

 

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2014

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Kineret (Anakinra), in Adult Patients With Colchicine-Resistant Familial Mediterranean Fever
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever,

 

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2013

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Last Updated: 26 Dec 2013

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