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, vol.94, no.1, pp.73-75, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.