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 461 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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Determinants of patients' choice of provider in accessing brucellosis care among pastoral communities adjacent to lake Mburo National Park in Kiruhura District, Uganda.
 

Author(s): Catherine Kansiime, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Anthony Mugisha, Samuel Mugisha, Benon B Asiimwe, Innocent B Rwego, Suzanne N Kiwanuka

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Brucellosis is the commonest zoonotic infection worldwide with symptoms similar to other febrile syndromes such as malaria and typhoid fever. It is often easily misdiagnosed, resulting in underreporting and misdirected treatments. Understanding of the factors that influence brucellosis ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 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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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 44 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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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