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

Seroprevalence of brucellosis among children in the Middle Anatolia Region of Turkey.
 

Author(s): Serdar Gül, Ozgun Kiriş Satilmiş, Baris Ozturk, Mehmet Ilker Gökçe, Ferit Kuscu

Journal: J Health Popul Nutr. 2014 Dec;32(4):577-9.

 

Brucellosis is an important public-health problem in Turkey. Children may constitute 20 to 30% of all brucellosis cases in the world, especially in the endemic regions. Data on the seroprevalence of brucellosis in childhood are very limited. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2015

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A case of childhood Brucellosis with neurological involvement and epididymo-orchitis.
 

Author(s): Saliha Kanık-Yüksek, Belgin Gülhan, Aslınur Ozkaya-Parlakay, Hasan Tezer

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Brucellosis is a common zoonotic infection worldwide caused by Brucella species. Central nervous system involvement is a serious complication of brucellosis, and the clinical presentation is quite heterogeneous. The genitourinary system may be affected. Epididymo-orchitis is the most ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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[An unusual cause of febrile neutropenia: brucellosis].
 

Author(s): Soner Solmaz, Süheyl Asma, Hakan Ozdoğu, Mahmut Yeral, Tuba Turunç

Journal: Mikrobiyol Bul. 2014 Oct;48(4):669-73.

 

Febrile neutropenia which is a common complication of cancer treatment, is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality. Several gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria are responsible for infections in neutropenic patients, however the most common microorganisms are Escherichia ...

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014

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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 43 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Two cases of autoimmune hemolytic anemia secondary to brucellosis: a review of hemolytic disorders in patients with brucellosis.
 

Author(s): Ahmet Emre Eskazan, Mehmet Sinan Dal, Safak Kaya, Tuba Dal, Orhan Ayyildiz, Teoman Soysal

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(11):1153-8.

 

Brucellosis is a worldwide zoonotic disease associated with hemolytic complications, including thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) and hemolytic anemia. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a rare clinical presentation of this disease. In this report, we describe the cases of two patients ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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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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Familial Mediterranean Fever and Related Disorders: Genetics and Disease Characteristics
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

 

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2015

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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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