Case Report: Acute Abdomen Caused by Brucellar Hepatic Abscess


Koca Y. S. , BARUT İ. , KOCA T., KAYA O. , Aktas R. A.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, cilt.94, ss.73-75, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 94 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0089
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.73-75

Özet

Brucellosis, a zoonosis that is common worldwide, is endemic in many countries, primarily those of the Mediterranean region (including Turkey). Human brucellosis is a systemic infection with a wide clinical spectrum. Although hepatic involvement is very common during the course of chronic brucellosis, hepatic abscess is a very rare complication of Brucella spp. infection. We present a case of hepatic abscess caused by Brucella melitensis, which resembled the clinical presentation of surgical acute abdomen.