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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 94 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0089
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-75

Abstract

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.