Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists

CASE REPORT: BACTERIOLOGY
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66--68

Acute brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis: A case report


Shailaja T Sukumaran, Sushitha S Thayyil, Sathiavathy K Ambramoli 
 Department of Microbiology, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Shailaja T Sukumaran
Department of Microbiology, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala
India

Members of the genus Brucella are aerobic, small, Gram-negative coccobacilli, which include seven species, of which four are human pathogens, namely Brucella melitensis, Br. abortus, Br. suis and Br. canis. Brucellosis, a zoonosis continues to be a major public health problem worldwide. We report a case of acute brucellosis caused by Br. melitensis in a 25-year-old male working in Middle-East, who presented with fever of 3 weeks duration. He was empirically treated as a case of enteric fever. Br. melitensis was isolated from his blood culture using automated blood culture system and the serology was positive for Brucella IgM antibody. The patient responded well to injection streptomycin 0.75gm IM and doxycycline 200mg daily for a period of three weeks.


How to cite this article:
Sukumaran ST, Thayyil SS, Ambramoli SK. Acute brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis: A case report.J Acad Clin Microbiol 2013;15:66-68


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Sukumaran ST, Thayyil SS, Ambramoli SK. Acute brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis: A case report. J Acad Clin Microbiol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];15:66-68
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