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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 248-249

Acute Brucellosis in a young adult


1 Department of Medicine, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Puducherry University, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Puducherry University, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Jeyakumari Duraipandian
Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Puducherry - 605 107
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.98629

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Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease primarily affecting cattle, goats, sheep and other animals occasionally transmitted to man. The clinical manifestations are protean and often missed. A case of acute brucellosis in a young adult male who presented primarily with loss of weight, malaise, fatigue and with no known risk factors is reported here. Brucella melitensis was isolated from blood culture and confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Brucella IgM antibodies were detected by ELISA test and the patient was treated successfully with injection Amikacin for two weeks and oral Doxycycline for a period of six weeks.


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