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:

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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Brucellosis With Multi-Organ Involvement in a Patient With History of Composite Aortic Graft and Hepatitis B.
 

Author(s): Seyed Ali Dehghan Manshadi, Omid Rezahosseini, Zahra Abdi Liaei

Journal: Acta Med Iran. 2016 Nov;54(11):750-753.

 

The brucellosis with multi-organ involvement in a patient with a history of the composite aortic graft (Bentall procedure) and Hepatitis B infection is rare. A 35-year-old man presented to us with fever and loss of consciousness. Four years ago, he was IDU and underwent cardiac surgery ...

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2016

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Trend of human brucellosis over a decade at tertiary care centre in North Karnataka.
 

Author(s): D P Patil, G S Ajantha, C Shubhada, P A Jain, A Kalabhavi, P C Shetty, M Hosamani, S Appannanavar, R D Kulkarni

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;34(4):427-432.

 

Brucellosis is an important zoonotic disease. India having a major agrarian population is expected to have a higher prevalence. However, due to lack of laboratory facility or awareness among clinicians, the disease is largely underreported. The aim of this study was to know the prevalence ...

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2016

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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: 14 Feb 2017

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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

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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An Extention Study of Safety of Canakinumab in Japanese Patients With Periodic Fever Syndromes
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Periodic Fevers Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2016

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