Brucella peritonitis and leucocytoclastic vasculitis due to Brucella melitensis


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DİZBAY M. , HIZEL K. , Kilic S., Mutluay R., Ozkan Y., KARAKAN T.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.11, sa.4, ss.443-444, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1590/s1413-86702007000400017
  • Dergi Adı: BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.443-444

Özet

Brucellosis is a multisystemic disease that rarely leads to a fatal outcome. While reticuloendothelial system organs are mostly affected, peritonitis and posthepatitic cirrhosis are also complications of brucellosis, though they are very rare. Brucella spp. can also trigger immunological reactions. We report a case of brucellosis with peritonitis, renal failure and leucocytoclastic vasculitis caused by Brucella melitensis, which led to a fatal outcome. Brucellosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of vasculitic diseases, especially in endemic areas.