A case of splenic infarction associated with brucellosis which resolved with antimicrobial treatment

Dursun, Zehra Beştepe; Demiraslan, Hayati; Çelik, İlhami
December 2012
Journal of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases;Dec2012, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p168
Academic Journal
Brucellosis is an unusual cause of splenic infarction. Only a few cases have been reported worldwide, mostly associated with brucellosis. Herein, we reported a 36-year-old animal-husbandry woman having a splenic infarction associated with brucellosis. She applied to the emergency department with complaints of fever, chills, weight loss, nausea, vomiting and arthralgia. Her laboratory findings included leukopenia, anemia, and elevated liver enzymes. Abdominal computerized tomography revealed splenic infarction. Brucella standard tube agglutination test was 1/160. Brucella melitensis was grown in blood culture in the seventh day of hospitalization. The patient was commenced on doxycycline and streptomycine.


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