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

[Brucellosis as a cause of hemophagocytic syndrome].
 

Author(s): Saliha Aydın, Özgür Günal, Mehmet Hakan Taşkın, Aynur Atilla, Süleyman Sırrı Kılıç

Journal: Mikrobiyol Bul. 2015 Apr;49(2):292-4.

 

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare syndrome of excessive inflammation and tissue destruction due to abnormal immune activation and inflammation. HLH can occur primarily due to genetic etiology, or secondarily associated with malignancies, autoimmmune diseases or infections. ...

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2015

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[Comparison of a new and rapid method, Brucella Coombs gel test with the other methods in the serological diagnosis of brucellosis].
 

Author(s): Arzu İrvem, Fatma Muhterem Yücel, Sabahat Aksaray, Emire Bor

Journal: Mikrobiyol Bul. 2015 Apr;49(2):181-7.

 

Diagnosis of brucellosis basically depends on blood and/or bone marrow culture and demonstration of high titer specific antibody or seroconversion in serum. In routine serological diagnosis of the disease, after screening with Rose Bengal test, the positive samples are studied with ...

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2015

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Does brucellosis cause arterial stiffness and ventricular remodelling through inflammation?
 

Author(s): Turhan Togan, Ozgur Ciftci, Murat Gunday, Huseyin Narci, Hande Arslan

Journal: Acta Cardiol. 2015 Apr;70(2):185-95.

 

Like other acute and chronic infections, Brucella infection leads to endothelial dysfunction. Furthermore, it has been suggested that the chronic inflammatory state present in chronic infectious diseases leads to an acceleration in atherosclerosis. For the prediction of CAD, it is ...

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2015

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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 47 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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Brucellosis as an emerging threat in developing economies: lessons from Nigeria.
 

Author(s): Marie J Ducrotoy, Wilson J Bertu, Reuben A Ocholi, Amahyel M Gusi, Ward Bryssinckx, Sue Welburn, Ignacio Moriyón

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Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, has a large proportion of the world's poor livestock keepers, and is a hotspot for neglected zoonoses. A review of the 127 accessible publications on brucellosis in Nigeria reveals only scant and fragmented evidence on its spatial and ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 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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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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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

 

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